There are many ways to celebrate Christmas, and the holidays are made even better with the Polar Express on Branson Scenic Railway in Branson, chugging across miles of the Missouri area. Children and their families will board at the amazing 1906 depot in the downtown area of Branson and sit back as the train takes off across the railway. Visitors will have a chance for many activities while they're onboard with special meeting times with Santa, fun caroling to town residents, hot cocoa, and a surprise gift for the kids. In accordance with the movie, visitors (especially kids) should wear pajamas. Visitors can also upgrade to the first class dining car seating, which provides them with hot cocoa served in a special Polar Express Souvenir Mug and delicious freshly-baked cookies to munch on. Visitors will have no problem enjoying their trip on the train as they head across the downtown area out on the edge of Branson, where they can view the theatres and lights from afar.