Palestine, Texas is a small town in Anderson County, in the Piney Woods region of East Texas. It is the perfect day trip from Dallas or Houston.
The Polar Express is a Christmas train operated by the Texas State Railroad during the holiday season.
Riders need to arrive 45 minutes early and pick up their tickets at the Will Call booth. The magic begins here as you will receive your Golden Tickets just like in the movie!
The Palestine Railroad Depot, the engine, and the train coaches are all decorated with twinkling lights, wreaths, and ribbons.
The Polar Express magic begins as soon as the vintage steam engine (or diesel engine, depending on which day you go) pulls into the station.