December 2008 Issue
Hop a train for a festive wintertime excursion the whole family will enjoy.
Vivian Pospisil and Ilona Westfall
The sweet Christmastime adventure of a young boy in Chris Van Allsburg’s beloved The Polar Express has enthralled children and parents for more than two decades. The story of a magical train trip through a snowy Christmas Eve landscape — complete with “hot cocoa as thick and rich as melted chocolate bars” — has become a winter tradition and inspired Polar Express-themed excursions aboard train lines around Ohio.
Here, we preview three of these journeys, guaranteed to create warm holiday memories and family traditions for years to come.
Dennison Railroad Depot Museum
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Hocking Valley Scenic Railroad
More train events and attractions for wintertime fun.