Last updated: 02:30 PM ET, Mon December 14 2015

Make the Season Grand With Grand Canyon Railway's Polar Express

Car Rental & Rail | Gabe Zaldivar | December 14, 2015

Make the Season Grand With Grand Canyon Railway's Polar Express

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For a fortunate few, the holiday season will be far grander this year than years prior.

That’s because they will enjoy the truly special and insanely festive atmosphere aboard the Grand Canyon Railway’s Polar Express.

Now we have featured holiday trains in the past, but it seemed prudent to enter once more into the festive fray for a rail excursion that still boasts a modicum of seats.

As of this writing, you can still get in various timeslots before Christmas and a couple after the New Year.

If you want an inkling as to what you will encounter amid your travels, the following video promises nothing short of a meeting with Santa.

Now we unfortunately can’t confirm whether this is the real Santa or one of his helpers.

The website delves a bit further on the 90-minute expedition: “Grand Canyon Railway’s The Polar Express is a magical, nighttime train adventure to the ‘North Pole.’ During the holiday season, The Polar Express departs the Williams Depot in Williams, AZ at select dates and times, and takes you and your family on a journey through the moonlit wilderness.”

Now there aren’t nearly as many seats as there were a week ago, but a few still remain:

As you can see, the slots are filling up quickly. A season of joy waits for no one, so it’s best to jump at whatever remains.

Congratulations are in order to the few who manage a ticket. The destination may be to the North Pole, but the entire trip is one immersive vacation into the magic of the season.

Caroling, laughing and general merriment abounds on a trip that is just screaming out to become a family tradition.

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