Read More about Polar Express Michigan: 7 Magical Michigan Christmas Trains
It’s one of the most popular kid-friendly holiday events in Michigan: a special ride on a Christmas train to ring in the holidays. Maybe you’ve seen The Polar Express movie, the story of a young boy beckoned on Christmas Eve to ride a secret express train to the north pole? Based on a book by Grand Rapids native Chris Van Allsburg, the story of a polar express train that has captivated both children and adults is more than make-believe. It’s true: the steam engine featured in the book is real, and you can take a ride on this North Pole Express and other steam locomotives in Michigan to visit with Santa Claus this holiday season .If you haven’t seen the Polar Express yet, why not experience it first hand with these four Christmas train rides in Michigan and make it part of your holiday tradition? So, get in your best holiday garb, strap on your Santa hats, and book your ticket now for the ride of your life.