You can ride on a real life Polar Express in Portland this holiday season

Nov 29 2019, 11:11 am

Portland has no shortage of holiday events and experiences, so you can make the most out of this magical time of the year with your friends and loved ones.

The Oregon Rail Heritage Center has an exciting holiday event that will make you feel like you’re aboard the Polar Express. The Holiday Express is a magical experience where you can jump onto Portland’s famous steam locomotives and join Santa and his helper elves for the most exciting ride of your life.


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In this family-friendly Portland tradition, a beautiful, vintage, Christmas-themed rail car will transport you along the Willamette River.


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The best part about the Holiday Express is that, depending on what time of the day you board the train, the scenery and wildlife vary, so you never now what kind of animal you will spot!

While you’re waiting to board the train, the station will be offering hot chocolate, cider, cookies, tea, and coffee to keep you warm and happy.


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Holiday Express 2019

When: November 29 to December 15
Time: Times vary. Check here for a full schedule
Where: 2250 SE Water Avenue, Portland
Admission: $20 for adults, and $16 for children over 12. For a full list of prices, check here.

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