After delighting Melburnians last December, The Polar Express Train Ride is coming back to Puffing Billy. Inspired by the book and film of the same name, this magical train adventure will take you through the lush greenery of the Dandenong Ranges, and on towards the North Pole. This enchanting journey will run from December 9 to 17, and tickets are on sale now.
The Polar Express Train Ride by Puffing Billy Railway
Dress up in your best pyjamas and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of this holiday classic. The popular train ride will offer two services a day. Session times range from 9am to 2pm and 11:30am to 4:30pm.
Your journey begins at Puffing Billy Railway’s Lakeside Station, where the Polar Express Conductor will punch your one-and-only golden ticket. After that, it’s a 90-minute round trip to Menzies Creek. During the train ride, you’re welcome to dangle your legs on the iconic carriage sills.
Have fun with theatrical performances, including the mischievous Christmas Ghost, the Hot Chocolate Dancers and some of Santa’s adorable little assistants.
Relax with a 35-minute stopover at Menzies Creek, and have fun with carols and more theatrical performances with Polar Express characters. Sip on a cup of ice chocolate milk and a Christmas cookie, and explore the Menzies Creek Museum.
Meet Santa himself at Lakeside Station and receive the first gift of Christmas, a shiny sleigh bell from Santa’s sleigh.
There will also be an area to write letters to Santa, a Polar Express movie theatre, an arts and crafts activity zone, and exclusive Polar Express merchandise in the gift shop.
Online bookings are sure to sell out fast, hurry on over to the Puffing Billy website to secure your spot!