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Batesville, Mississippi announces first time service to the North Pole

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
BATESVILLE, MS -

This is a news release from Mississippi Main Street Association.

 For the first time ever, Batesville, Miss. has begun service to the North Pole onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. The magical story comes to life when the train departs Batesville for a one hour round-trip journey to the North Pole. 

Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. Once onboard, cheerful, dancing elves serve passengers hot chocolate and cookies while they read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Santa and his helpers greet passengers at the North Pole and then board the train, where each child is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. Chefs aboard each car lead passengers in singing Christmas carols on the ride back to Batesville.  
The journey began Nov. 20, 2015 and runs through Dec. 27 on select dates, with departure times at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Exact dates, fares and excursion times are available by visiting www.GrenadaPolarExpressRide.com or calling 877-334-4783. Ticket prices range from $20 to $85 depending on class of service and date of travel. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the ride.

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