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Post Christmas Train Ride: Taking Santa Back To The North Pole

Things to do in Bryson City, Taking Santa HomeRecently Added by the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad: Here’s the “Taking Santa Back to the North Pole” train ride!  Did you miss the Polar Express ride in November or December leading up to Christmas? You can still enjoy a magical trip with Santa on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad the week after Christmas.

If you will be enjoying your Bryson City or Cherokee vacation cabin rental between December 26 and December 29, you will be in time to keep Santa company on his journey back to the North Pole. The train ride departs from Bryson City’s station, and includes a reading of The Polar Express, hot cocoa and lots of lively songs on its way to the North Pole.

Take Santa Claus back home to the North Pole excursions run daily December 26th-29th, at 5pm and 6:30pm.  Tickets prices are $26 for kids, $38 for adults, and kids under 2 go free. First class upgrades are always available. Plus, Santa will visit with each child and give them a special gift of Christmas. There’s a reason why families return every year to ride the Polar Express, now you can experience the magic, too!

Click here for ticket information.

See what the Polar Express train ride is all about here.

December Schedule for the Polar Express!

The Polar Express, Things to do in Bryson City, Things to do in Cherokee, Holidays in the Smokies The December Polar Express Dates are as follows:

December 1 –11am, 5pm & 6:30pmThings to do in the Smokies, Things to do in Bryson City, Holidays in Bryson City

December 2 –11am, 5pm, 6:30pm & 8pm

December 3 –2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm, 6:30pm, & 8pm

December 4 –5pm & 6:30pm

December 7 –6:30pm

December 8 –11am, 5pm & 6:30pm

December 9 –11am, 5pm, 6:30pm & 8pm

December 10 –2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm, 6:30pm & 8pm

December 11 –5pm & 6:30pm

December 12 –5pm & 6:30pm

December 13 –5pm & 6:30pm

December 14 –5pm & 6:30pm

December 15 –5pm & 6:30pm

December 16 –5pm, 6:30pm, & 8pm

December 17 –2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm, 6:30pm & 8pm

December 18 –5pm, 6:30pm & 8pm

December 19 –5pm, 6:30pm & 8pm

December 20 –5pm, 6:30pm & 8pm

December 21 –5pm, 6:30pm & 8pm

December 22 –5pm, 6:30pm & 8pm

December 23 –5pm, 6:30pm & 8pm

December 24– 5pm & 6:30pm