The magical Polar Express arrives in Stettler Dec. 16 to take 340 passengers from all over Canada to the North Pole.
So far this Christmas, almost 10,000 passengers have taken the Polar Express. This is the third year for Stettler’s Polar Express. Alberta Prairie Railway in Stettler has rights to re-enact Tom Hanks fantasy/adventure Christmas classic The Polar Express.
Longtime Stettler resident Norma Leslie rode the Polar Express.
“I haven’t been on the Polar Express before,” she said, adding she really wanted to experience the ride.
A family from Fort Saskatchewan took their parents from New Brunswick.
“We heard good things about it and the kids like the music,” said Carol Cooper who rode the train with her husband Ken and their two children, along with Carol’s mom and Ken’s parent’s.
While the Polar Express made the round trip to the North Pole, Artistic Director Rhonda Gillrie and other staff served up hot chocolate and cookies and read stories to the children.