Whippany Polar Express

It might seem crazy in the midst of summer to be thinking about Christmas and snow but Whippany’s Polar Express often sells out fast in a typical year – some of the hottest tickets of the season. Don’t miss out on that holiday magic just because your mind is in the summer camp zone.

If you’ve never taken a ride on The Polar Express before, you’re in for a treat (speaking of treats, Walkers Shortbread is the Official Onboard Treat of The Polar Express Train Ride). This officially licensed ride allows passengers to relive the classic story on a one-hour trip to the North Pole. Conductors in costumes will punch your golden tickets, and hosts will serve cookies and hot cocoa while you hear the classic tale.

Santa boards the train during the ride and gives each guest a silver sleigh bell to commemorate their ride. And Mr. Claus’s helpers will carol throughout the ride to spread the holiday spirit. First-class passengers also get a collectible ceramic mug to take home.

Tickets are on sale for dates throughout November and December. There are daytime rides for the little ones who don’t want to stay out past their bedtimes. And children are happily encouraged to wear their cutest PJs for the ride. Coach tickets start at $50/adult and $42/child ages 2-11, with additional charges for popular dates. First-class tickets start at $80/adult and $73/child, ages 2-11. Get your tickets at whippanythepolarexpressride.com.