The Polar Express Comes to Kent this Christmas

“All Aboard” THE POLAR EXPRESS™ at the Spa Valley Railway, Kent this Christmas season

The most magical and enchanting of Christmas experiences will be coming to the Spa Valley Railway heritage line in Kent this December with the arrival of the ‘THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride’.

‘THE POLAR EXPRESS™’ experience is described as a “magical memory-making marvel at Christmas” which is bought to you by UK-based PNP Events Ltd in partnership with the Spa Valley Railway.

‘THE POLAR EXPRESS™’ event is based upon the story and characters from the 1985 popular Chris Van Allsburg children’s book and subsequent block-buster film, which is now widely considered to be one of the classic Christmas stories for young children.

You and your family can come dressed in PJs, to experience a fun filled theatrical adventure, as the train makes its way through the beautiful High Weald countryside to the North Pole!

When you hop aboard the awe-inspiring steam train you will begin a journey of a lifetime with a Christmas experience to top all others!

Once on board, the Polar Express’s amazing team of chefs will serve up the richest hot chocolate and tastiest cookies of the year as they sing and dance up and down the train.  And, just as in the original book, the train’s ‘Conductor’ will stamp everyone’s tickets creating a shower of smiles plus a sprinkling of ticket clippings all over the tables!

Then, just as everyone thinks they couldn’t possibly be happier, the beautiful steam-powered train will come to a halt at the end of the line – but it’s not a dream as the train has made it to the North Pole and the most memorable part of the ‘THE POLAR EXPRESS™’ experience, when Santa Claus himself comes on board the ‘THE POLAR EXPRESS™’ to meet everyone! The sound of bells will ring around the carriage as children’s eyes dance around and grow ever wider, and THEY BELIEVE….  and so do parents too!

Polar Express Train Ride in Kent - Santa waves from the steam train

Santa greets everyone personally and gives them their first gift of Christmas, a beautiful, small shiny silver bell. And everyone aboard is advised to check for holes in their pockets before leaving just in case they might have lost anything valuable…!

As the train conductor says: “Well, you comin’?”

People can register their interest to receive further information NOW at

Tickets for ‘THE POLAR EXPRESS™’ Train Ride will go on sale at 10am on 25th June 2021.  Anyone wishing to book tickets should do so as early as possible to avoid  disappointment.

The Spa Valley Railway is easily reached from London with trains arriving at Tunbridge Wells station from London.

Spa Valley Railway, West Station, Nevill Terrace, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5QY.

For other days out and events this Christmas in Kent check out our other Christmas posts here

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s21)

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