The New Hope & Ivyland North Pole Express features a visit from Santa, freshly baked cookies, Christmas carols and sing-a-longs during the festive journey through the hills of Buck County. Passengers choose from three classes of tickets -- First, Crown or Coach -- for a 1 /12-hour trip centered around “The Polar Express."
Patrons traveling in First Class sit at two- or four-top tables surrounded by plush furniture and large windows. The cabin has custom climate controls, and guests receive treat bags and official Polar Express mugs.
The Crown Class compartment has climate control and large viewing windows, and it features spacious four-top tables. Warm cookies are complimentary, and guests are served hot chocolate in souvenir mugs.
Those in Coach sit in groups of four alongside easy-to-open windows. The cabin also has ceiling fans and heat. An attending chef serves cookies and hot chocolate to the guests.
The journey also includes musicians and minstrels, as well as a present from Santa for all on board. The restored train is from the 1920s and leaves from the historic New Hope station, which dates back to 1891. There is a cash bar and an option for pictures with Santa for an added cost.