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KIDS | Polar Express 

Few things are more exciting than going on a trip, and when you're a child, few things could be more memorable than a journey to see Santa Claus. Based on the classic book of the same name, "The Polar Express" train rides held at the Medina Railroad Museum (530 West Ave., Medina) capture the magic of the season, rather than the commercialism craze, while they bear pajama-clad children and their adults on a one-hour cocoa-sipping journey to the "North Pole" to meet Santa.

The Polar Express rides kick off this week on Saturday and Sunday, November 23 and 24, with future dates on November 30 & December 1, December 7-8, 14-15, and 21-22.

Tickets are $28 for Standard Class at 3:30, 4:45 & 6 p.m. The 2:15 p.m. Early-Bird Special is $23. First Class tickets are also available on a limited basis for $45 (no First Class seating on the 2:15 p.m. train). Children under age 2 ride for free. Along with upgraded seating, all First Class passengers receive their own Polar Express ceramic souvenir cocoa mug and whipped cream topping on their cocoa.

Tickets are held at Will Call at the museum for you to pick up just before your ride. Arrive early, about one hour before the ride, to get your tickets before the line gets long. All tickets include museum admission with its huge model-train layout. For tickets and more information, call 798-6106 or visit


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