The Gold Coast Railroad Museum, 12450 SW 152 St., will begin service to the North Pole onboard “The Polar Express” train ride starting on Friday, Nov. 25. The magical story comes to life when the train departs Gold Coast Railroad Museum for a 45-minute round-trip journey to the North Pole.
Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the story as they are whisked away on The Polar Express. Once onboard, hot chocolate and treats are served as passengers read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg.
Santa and his helpers greet passengers at the North Pole and then board the train, where each child is given the first gift of Christmas — a silver sleigh bell. Chefs aboard each car lead passengers in singing Christmas carols on the ride back to Gold Coast Railroad Museum.
The journey begins Nov. 25 and runs through Dec. 24 on select dates. Exact dates, fares and excursion times are available by calling 305-252-0063, or by visiting www.gcrm.org. Ticket prices range from $35 for coach seats to $69 for first class tables. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the ride.
Gold Coast Railroad Museum (GCRM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of railroad history and culture through preservation, restoration, and education. Founded in 1956, GCRM is home to over 40 historic railcars, including the “Ferdinand Magellan” Presidential Railcar, better known as U.S. Car No. 1.