Revived Polar Express Adventure Proves Popular | Southern Museum

More than 800 people turned out to the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History today to interact with elves in their temporary holiday shop and meet Santa Claus.

The Polar Express Adventure returned to the Museum’s lineup of events in 2013 following a hiatus and proved to be as popular as ever. Guests felt like they were transported to the North Pole as they wrote letters to Santa and met the jolly fellow himself during the Adventure.

The evening began as a train conductor and a hobo greeted guests and told them what was in store during their festive and family friendly evening. Guests then made holiday crafts and watched elves make toys in their temporary holiday shop located in the Museum’s Glover Machine Works exhibit.

“Kids young and old enjoyed the chance to make their own Christmas crafts and interact with Santa,” said Kelly Briscoe, the Southern Museum’s event coordinator. “As it was in years past, the Polar Express Adventure was popular among Metro Atlanta families, and we are looking forward to being a part of our visitors’ holiday traditions for many years to come.”

In addition to mingling with elves and Santa, guests enjoyed a holiday-themed model train layout that was on display during the event.

GEICO was the title sponsor for the event, while the Acworth location of Home Depot served as the secondary sponsor. The popular event is expected to return in December 2014.

To see more pictures from the event, please visit the Museum's Facebook page. The Museum's next major event, Trains, Trains, Trains, is scheduled for Jan. 25, 2014.

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