LOGAN — The City of Logan has announced tickets for the upcoming Polar Express event are still available.
A rush on tickets forced the line of would-be passengers out of the doors of Logan City Hall Dec. 2.
City Clerk, Amber Miller Viars explained the Polar Express is both a nod to local history and a magical Christmas experience for all those who attend.
Local theatre group, Southern Coalition for the ARTS will be providing the holiday entertainment which is set to include dancing, singing and special rendition of the “Cocoa Song” during a serving of hot cocoa and cookies.
While the event is not an actual train ride, Viars noted the show will bring the Polar Express experience to life.
The Polar Express will be staged at the Four Season Country Store in Logan.
The Facebook page for the event, which can be found by searching for City of Logan Polar Express, states, “The first passenger train reached to the Town of Logan on Sept. 9, 1904. This was a great day for Logan and Logan County because the railroad linked the two with the outside world. The current City Hall building served as the train depot in Logan.”
Viars added the significance of the railroad history surrounding the Polar Express was highlighted by the fact would-be passengers bought their tickets in what used to be Logan’s train depot.
As the show draws to a close, children will “arrive” at the fabled North Pole to have a meeting with Santa Claus.
The Polar Express will be ferrying passengers to the North Pole Dec. 15, 16 and 17 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are going fast, but they are still available. They can be purchased at Logan City Hall. Adults will cost $25 and children’s tickets $15. Tickets may only be purchased using cash or check.
Children will be treated to a special gift a silver bell and a copy of the book “The Polar Express.”
“Mayor Nolletti and I are excited to bring a fun twist to the history of the railroad by presenting the first ever Polar Express. We are so thankful to have a venue like Four Seasons and to the ARTS for helping us bring the Polar Express to life,” added Viars.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]