Holiday Thrills and Snow Covered Hills
There is no better place to spend the holidays than Maine. The cool air and snow covered landscape reflecting the twinkling Christmas lights are a sure way to get you in the holiday spirit. There are so many different holiday events around the state that are a blast, like the Kennebunk Prelude and the Portland Tree Lighting. One of my favorite events is the Polar Express train ride.
The 35 minute Polar Express ride takes passengers through the beautiful Portland Harbor where you get a spectacular view of the Casco Bay area. Holiday decorations inside the train add to the festive atmosphere and staff, who are dressed as elves, walk up and down the train handing out hot chocolate and other treats to guests as they sing holiday carols. The train tracks are lighted with holiday decorations as you take the journey to the “North Pole”. Kids love meeting the train conductor and are thrilled when Santa gets on board to take them back to the train station.
The Polar Express is a great time for people of all ages. It is a great way to get into the holiday spirit, and the view of the Casco Bay islands all lit up is beautiful. The Polar Express runs until December 23rd, so if you are in the area it is definitely something you should check out!