All aboard! The train is leaving the station and Santa awaits. Bring the Polar Express alive with a magical holiday ride at one of these metro Detroit destinations.

Holiday Express (Clinton Township)

Clinton Township Recreation and the Michigan Transit Museum recreate the magical Holiday Express train ride for children of all ages. The Polar Express story will be read as the train begins its journey, while families feast on hot chocolate & cookies, sing carols and more! The train boards at Joy Park on 24001 Joy Boulevard, south of Hall Road and east of Gratiot. Get tickets

Spicer Orchards (Fenton)

The train to see Santa runs every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Christmas at Spicer Orchard. Santa will be available for photos at the workshop and Mrs. Claus is on hand to help with the camera if needed. After your special visit, warm up with cider and donuts around the bonfire as you recount the fun had with Santa! You can also stock up on more sweet treats and holiday goodies from the Spicer Market. Get tickets

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad (Flint)

Make memories to last all year when the spirit of the season fills the streets and shops of Crossroads Village, with thousands of lights sparkling. Join friends and family for an evening ride on the Huckleberry Railroad and watch Village artisans make vintage crafts. Get tickets

North Pole Express (Owosso)

Put on your PJs and enjoy a nighttime ride. the evening experience includes a long train ride and a two hour layover at the Village of Ashley Country Christmas where you can meet Santa and enjoy live entertainment. Get tickets

Southern Michigan Railroad (Tecumseh)

Take a 30 minute train ride to see Santa, spend about an hour visiting and then take a 30-minute ride back. Trains are nearly 100 years old and not heated so bundle up for a weekend adventure beginning the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Get tickets

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