DENNISON — The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum will run The Polar Express trips this December in conjunction with the support of the Genesee and Wyoming Railroad. This train ride offers families a magical Christmas experience aboard a train headed for the North Pole. Aboard the train passengers will get the book "The Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg read to them, drink hot cocoa, and eat delicious cookies. While on the way to and from the North Pole the passengers will get to sing Christmas carols, play games, and visit with special characters. On the way back from the North Pole, Santa Claus will visit with each child and give them a silver sleigh bell. Local school children will act as elves to be special helpers during the train ride.

Before and after the train ride visitors are encouraged to visit the vendors, which will be set up in the Masonic Temple across from the Dennison Depot. The visitors can also visit the Elf Yourself Shoppe where children will get their face painted, a special gift, and look just like an elf reporting for duty. The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum will also be open so the passengers can even take a step back in history and view the museum which offers a fun filled scavenger hunt for kids. There will also be various photo opportunities for families to enjoy while waiting for the train ride and after they return.

The Polar Express Train Excursions depart on:

• Friday, December 6th at 6pm and 8pm

• Saturday, December 7th at 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm

• Sunday, December 8th at 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm

• Friday, December 13th at 6pm and 8pm

• Saturday, December 14th at 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm

• Sunday, December 15th at 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm

Coach tickets are $50 per ticket with an additional $3 processing fee. Tickets can be purchased from the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum by calling 740-922-6776 during their normal business hours. The Dennison Depot is also happy to announce they are offering a Sensory Friendly Car on December 15th at 2pm. For more information contact the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum at your convenience. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Depot or going to dennisondepot.eventbrite.com.