Top 5 Stops on the Polar Express

Every year on the first Saturday in December, after hours, the library in Hilliard magically transforms into the Polar Express.  This festive activity requires a free ticket for entrance. Last year, we missed it. We didn’t get our tickets in time..total bummer! So heed the warning; and be sure to get yours- they’re available starting November 10th.

When you enter the magical hallways, there are many activities and features for your family to enjoy.  Here’s my top 5:

1:  SANTA!!!!!!!!!!

Santa is a MUST stop during our journey at the Polar Express.  Snapping a pictures after your little love shares their wish with Old Saint Nick is truly a time honored tradition.

2: Cookie Decorating

First, it’s FREE.  The whole event; including this stop.  The kids can sprinkle their treat to their heart’s content and enjoy the sugar rush right on the spot; or take the treat home for another time.

3: Games and Activities

You will be given a map of where to go and what to expect when you enter the Polar Express. Stopping by and playing all the games is among my girls favorite things to do!

4: Hot Cocoa Station

You can’t complete a Polar Express Experience without hot chocolate; and it’s FREE.  It will be located at the Public Perk. Your family can take a break, enjoy the cocoa (and perhaps their decorated cookie, too) and relax for a minute before continuing on with other festivities. We’ll have caffeinated beverages for sale, if you need a little help staying in the festive spirit.  I’ve got four daughters to keep up with.  NO JUDGEMENT. 

5: THE PUPPET SHOW

Perhaps the best part of the whole experience; you must be sure to attend your allotted time for the puppet show.  When your ticket is punched at the entrance, you’ll be assigned a Polar Express Puppet Show time- DON’T MISS IT! Festive fun and laughter, it’s a truly memorable time for the family.

It’s truly a magical evening of holiday memories.  We WON’T miss it this year! 

Get your tickets in person at the Library’s Main Desk! 

What’s one of your favorite holiday activities?

3 Comments

  1. Karen McMichael on November 9, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    It sounds like so much fun!!

  2. Angie Yoder on November 9, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Is this how you get tickets??

    • Tim Hofmann on November 10, 2018 at 12:51 pm

      Pick ’em up at the library, in person, before they run out!

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