Whether you were first introduced to The Polar Express through the 1985 children’s book or the 2004 film of the same name, it’s undeniable that the story of a train conductor and a young boy heading to the North Pole has captured the hearts of thousands of readers. Now, thanks to the folks at the Big South Fork Scenic Railway in McCreary County, Kentucky, you too can ride Kentucky’s only authorized THE POLAR EXPRESS™ train ride adventure! And we’ve partnered with the Big South Fork Scenic Railway to give away four first-class tickets to one lucky reader for Sunday, December 23rd at 6:00 PM ET!
Located in the heart of southeastern Kentucky and held in partnership with the Big South Fork Scenic Railway, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ will take you on magical tour that includes carols, cookies, and a visit from St. Nick himself, the one and only Santa Claus!
When you reach the North Pole, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of Kris Kringle himself as he boards to enjoy the ride back to the depot with you. Santa will give out the “first gift of Christmas”—the sleigh bell—to each passenger, which you can ring while joining together to spread holiday cheer and sing Christmas carols.
However, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ train isn’t the only activity that the Big South Fork Scenic Railway offers throughout the year. From April to early November, tourists can ride the train to get a glimpse of the beauty and majesty of Appalachia and southeastern Kentucky. Check out the link for more information about the railway, including details about ticket prices and ride times, as well as longer train ride excursions. And if you’d like to know more about what there is to do—including areas to hike in the area—you can visit McCreary County, Kentucky’s official tourism page.
As we said, with the holiday season in full swing, we’re partnering with the Big South Fork Scenic Railway to give away four tickets to one winner to ride Stearns, Kentucky’s THE POLAR EXPRESS™ train ride adventure on Sunday, December 23rd at 6:00 PM ET! For a chance to win, simply head to FreakSugar’s Facebook and Twitter pages, find this link, and, in the Twitter or Facebook comments, tell us your favorite holiday story book.
The details: Only one entry per social media platform, so you can enter once on Twitter and once on Facebook—meaning, if you have accounts on both, that’s two chances to win! The contest ends Thursday, December 20th, at 8:00 PM ET.
And that’s not all! The Big South Forth Scenic Railway is offering our readers a promo code for $10 off each THE POLAR EXPRESS™ train ticket. The code is FS10.
Even if you don’t win one of the four tickets, you should definitely make your way to the Big South Fork Scenic Railway and the surrounding trails and park areas not just to ride the Polar Express, but to experience the beauty of McCreary County, Kentucky all year long.