You don't have to wait until Christmas to get into the holiday spirit in Michigan. Not when you can enjoy a festive adventure filled with holiday lights and a cup of hot chocolate aboard a Michigan Christmas Train. A fun way to explore the winter wonderland in our state and celebrate the holiday season in a unique way. And there are several Michigan 'Polar Express' train rides throughout the state to experience.

How to Catch A Michigan Christmas Train Ride

Most train rides will require you to pre-register as the ‘Polar Express’ trains tend to fill up fast. Each train offers their own holiday fun and festivities to enjoy.

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Holiday Express Train Ride- Clinton Township, MI

Take a ride on an antique train and while sipping on hot chocolate, eating cookies, singing carols, and listen to a reading of The Polar Express book. Pre-registration is on now.

Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad- Flint, MI

The Holiday Train at Huckleberry Railroad takes you through their Christmas Village filled with lights and carolers and plenty of holiday magic.

Southern Michigan Railroad Santa Express Train- Tecumseh, MI

The Santa Express Train is a 45 minute ride to Santa’s workshop. Take a ride on the ‘Presents and Toys’ Coach and the ‘Candy Cane’ Caboose. Filled with holiday lights, candy canes, a Christmas tree, and hot chocolate.

Little River Railroad’s Holiday Express- Coldwater, MI

Enjoy a steam powered round trip to Quincy, Mi and visit with Santa aboard this Michigan Christmas Train.

Coopersville & Marne Railway’s Santa Train- Coopersville, MI

Santa and his elves make this train ride one the kids will remember.

North Pole Express Train- Owosso,

Tickets for this Michigan Polar Express Train sell out quick, but tickets are occasionally reposted for sale on their website.


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