HOPEDALE – Jon Delli Priscoli, owner of the Grafton and Upton Railroad, announced today that the railroad will make way for the Polar Express to ride the G&U rails during the coming holiday season.
“The railroad is the perfect setting for this time-honored family tradition,” Delli Priscoli said. “It will be a great way for people from the area to celebrate the holiday season.”
The Polar Express ride to the North Pole is based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg and the popular movie starring Tom Hanks. During the one-hour ride north to Upton and back, actors will read the story while hot cocoa and cookies are served. Santa Claus will also visit the train and give a small gift to each child on the ride.
The Polar Express will leave the G&U yard in Hopedale twice each Friday and Saturday and once each Sunday starting the Friday after Thanksgiving until the last Sunday in December. Ticket prices will range from $36 to $56 and will go on sale on August 15th. Access to the yard off of Fitzgerald Drive will be from Mendon Street (Route 16).
For more ticket information you can log on to www.edaville.com after August 15th. There will also be opportunities for area businesses to sponsor and decorate train cars that will be used for the ride. Look for updates on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/HopedalePolarExpress. For further information on sponsorships contact Samantha Johnson at email@example.com or call 508-866-8195. For further information on the Polar Express call 508-866-8195.