Punch Your Ticket and Ride the Polar Express Train Right Here in Michigan
Now boarding in Owosso, the "North Pole Express" takes you on a fairy-tale journey that will make you believe in Christmas all over again.
The magic of Christmas is steam-powered on Owosso's North Pole Express. In fact, the blueprints of the locomotive Pere Marquette 1225 were used as the prototype for the Polar Express, and its sounds were used to bring the engine to life in the beloved holiday film.
Seeing is believing as you take an enchanting afternoon ride from the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, to Ashley's Country Christmas in Ashley, Michigan. Although your conductor will likely not be Tom Hanks, passengers can enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, with souvenir ticket and a bell to take home among the ticketing options.
Many of the trips are already sold out but remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.