“From outside came the sounds of hissing steam and squeaking metal. I looked through my window and saw a train standing perfectly still in front of my house.” Don’t worry, animated Tom Hanks is not coming to get you but the Chehalis Centralia Railroad is. If you’ve ever wanted to hear the classic Christmas tale, The Polar Express, read aboard the train itself, now is your chance.

Get ready to enjoy a magical ride to the North Pole. It’s family-friendly fun for everyone as you listen to The Polar Express, sip cocoa and have a visit with Santa aboard Chehalis Centralia Railroad. You’ll enjoy as characters from the story come to life and you can join in on carolling during your ride.

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To make things even more magical, the train ride takes place on a historic 1920’s train. Expect to see it decorated and you are encouraged to wear your coziest pyjamas and bring your favourite blanket. Because you might as well get in character as the passenger you are!

Now here’s the deal, tickets are extremely limited and there are long waitlists for this experience. But if you head over to the Chehalis Centralia Railroad you may be able to find folks reselling tickets. That being said you can also try your luck at tickets by clicking below. Enjoy folks and start believing.

The Polar Express

When: Until December 19th
Where: 1101 SW Sylvenus St, Chehalis, WA 98532
Cost: $39+ per person