Santa may have his sleigh, but Brightline is the most magical way to get around South Florida this holiday season.
Now through Jan. 1, 2019, including Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, the hospitality-focused express, intercity passenger rail service is home to one of the season’s most anticipated events in the tri-county area, The Polar Express Train Ride.
Originating and culminating in Brightline’s Fort Lauderdale station, which comes alive with a “Letters to Santa” writing station and other holiday goodies, this one-of-a-kind experience will bring to life the heartwarming story by famed children’s author, Chris Van Allsburg, during a magical, one-hour trip aboard The Polar Express set to the performances and sounds of the Warner Bros. Pictures feature film.
“Brightline is excited to work with Rail Events Productions and Warner Bros. Consumer Products to create a magical holiday experience on The Polar Express Train Ride,” said Johanna Rojas, Brightline’s vice president of marketing. “In addition to the on-board programming, there are holiday happenings occurring around each of our South Florida stations. Brightline is the brightest, easiest and most stress-free way to connect South Florida this season.”
Jump aboard The Polar Express Train Ride on Brightline on select dates, now through Jan. 1, at the Fort Lauderdale Brightline Station, 101 NW Second Ave. Weekend performances are at 10 a.m., noon, 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. With prices starting at $55 per adult, $50 per child (ages 2-11), The Polar Express Train Ride whisks passengers away on a magical 62-minute journey, reliving the classic story in the form of special performances, surprises, hot chocolate, cookies, and more. Once on board, hot chocolate and treats are served by dancing chefs while passengers read along with the classic children’s book.
Santa and his helpers board the train to greet passengers and distribute a silver sleigh bell to each passenger, the very first gift of Christmas. Passengers are encouraged to wear their coziest holiday pajamas. Tickets can be purchased through www.ftlthepolarexpressride.com/.