Brightline Rail Service Brings The Polar Express to South Florida

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Starting next month, travelers and locals alike in South Florida can experience The Polar Express on a train ride with Brightline.

South Florida may not be the winter wonderland people think of around the holidays, but the Brightline high-speed rail service is bringing a taste of a traditional white Christmas to the area with THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride.

In December, Brightline trains will be decked in full holiday regalia, but guests can experience the special POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride on select dates between Nov. 18, 2018 and Jan. 1, 2019. With several performances a day,THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride takes passengers on a 62-minute journey reliving the classic story through performances set to the sounds of the Polar Express film, along with special surprises like hot chocolate, cookies, and more. Dancing chefs hand out the treats to guests as passengers read along with the children’s book. Santa and his helpers will also board the train to greet passengers and distribute a silver sleigh bell to each passenger—the very first gift of Christmas.

“Brightline is excited to work with Rail Events Productions and Warner Bros. Consumer Products to create a magical holiday experience on THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride,” said Johanna Rojas, Brightline’s v.p. of marketing, in press materials. “In addition to the onboard programming, there are holiday happenings occurring around each of our South Florida stations. Brightline is the brightest, easiest and most stress-free way to connect South Florida this season.”

THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride will start and end in Fort Lauderdale with tickets costing $55 per adult and $50 per child between the ages of 2 and 11. Guests boarding THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride on Nov. 11, 17, or 18 can use the promo code EARLYBIRD for a $10 discount on tickets. Guests starting their experience from Miami or West Palm Beach can hop on the Brightline to reach Fort Lauderdale within 30 minutes. Those who book their Brightline train tickets to Fort Lauderdale by Nov. 10 will receive a promocode for 25 percent off THE POLAR EXPRESS merchandise that is available for purchase in Brightline’s stations, plus complimentary parking at the Miami or West Palm Beach stations.

For more information, visit For other fall and winter fun in Florida, check out these upcoming festivals.