By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, December 19th, 2007 at 6:36 am in Family Outings.
You don’t have to wait for the North Pole stop when you ride the California State Railroad Museum’s Polar Express. Santa comes to you!The East Bay Moms group took their little darlings up to Sacramento last week to ride the holiday train, greet St. Nick and listen to Chris Van Allsburg’s beloved story, with a side of cocoa and cookies. (And they sent in these pics to inspire us.)
The railroad museum’s tickets sold out so blindingly fast, they’re already laying plans for an encore in 2008. But if you’re too bummed to wait, why not create your own Polar Express experience? Fill a thermos with hot cocoa, grab a copy of Van Allsburg’s book and head for Tilden Park’s Steam Trains. Sip and read at the station, then board the pint-sized trains and imagine.