North Pole Express Returns to Lyndonville

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North Pole ExpressLYNDONVILLE- The North Pole Express arrived in Lyndonville this past weekend for its annual train rides, offering the community magical events to kick off the holiday season. Not only does the train bring people to the North Pole, but it also shows them fun things along the way, including Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, elves, and hobos. Throughout the ride, passengers can enjoy cookies and hot chocolate while ringing bells and singing Christmas carols.

 For some community members and volunteers, riding the train is a tradition they've had since childhood.

"It's been quite a few years now. The Paris family has put everything they have into this and it's just been a wonderful experience ever since. I've brought my daughter on this train ride ever since she was little and I have several pictures of her with Santa and Mrs. Claus," said train worker Krina Lyon.

"I've been here helping out, but I've been going to the train since I was really little. I think it's the joy you put on people's faces when you give them the bells and the candy canes, and see them light up with happiness when they see Santa. It really makes me happy to see them happy," said Mary Jane Prat.

People came from all over New England and even Canada this past weekend to take a trip on the Polar Express.
"This is my first time coming. I am from Montreal which is like really far away from here. I never thought I would be able to see Santa Claus," said passenger Isabella Primerano.

The train plans on arriving in Lyndonville again next year to bring more passengers to the North Pole.