"All Aboard The Polar Express Train" Mt. Hood railroad offers a unique train ride designed for families with children modeled after the Tom Hanks classic  'The Polar Express' The special train rides are offered through December 31st. What happens on the train...

Passengers are invited to wear their pajamas on the train. Passenger cars are decorated for the holidays. The Conductor punches each child's golden ticket. En route to the North Pole:
The book, The Polar Express will be read. Music from The Polar Express movie will be played. Passengers are served hot chocolate and cookies by chefs.

At the North Pole, and the return portion of the train tour:
Santa Claus and elves await the passengers at the North Pole (passengers just watch but do not leave train at this portion of the trip). Santa Claus and elves then board the train. Elves will be in each train car and will entertain passengers while the Chefs lead them in singing Christmas carols. Santa Claus moves through each train car, will greet each child, giving them their own personal silver bell.