If you are looking for something great to do with the kids this holiday season, we may have found it for you. It's an awesome trip into a classic movie and could be your family's next holiday season tradition. And you never have to leave the Garden State to get the experience.

The New Jersey Christmas attraction I'm talking about is the amazing Whippany Polar Express Train Ride (which is about an hour away). It's awesome, and they do a really good job making kids of all ages feel like they've stepped right into the movie.

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The kids on our train ride were mesmerized by everything from the singing to the book reading to the lights and sounds and everything in between. And of course, the entire hot chocolate song and experience was really awesome too.


Here's something for you to remember parents. Get there early, because if you don't get a parking spot in the primary lot, it's a bit of a walk to the train, and on a cold day, it might be a 'journey' with the kids just to get to the train. But there is plenty of parking.

It just seems that after all we've been through, kids of all ages really need to allow themselves to get absorbed in the spirit of the season, and enjoy the blessings we have. And smiling and cheering kids is a great way to start.

Book your ride now on the Whippany Polar Express Train Ride, and Merry Christmas!

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