DURANGO AREA TOURISM OFFICE
802 Main Avenue | Durango, CO 81301
- (970) 247-3500
- 1 (800) 463-8726
Without a team of magical reindeer, there is only one way to reach Santa’s workshop: Aboard the Polar Express. Once a year, the historic Durango train transforms into a magical passageway to the North Pole. Families and loved ones relive the wonder of the classic holiday stories by Chris Van Allsburg with Christmas carols, readings from the book, hot chocolate, and visits from Santa and all the characters. This fairytale experience, best enjoyed with your coziest pajamas, begins and ends at the Durango narrow gauge train station, with one unforgettable stop at the North Pole. When the train stops, you’ll find thousands of glittering lights among the little shops and cottages. With guest appearances from live reindeer, the elves, and Santa himself, this journey is considered one of the grandest bucket list holiday experiences.