Polar Express Adventure Returns December 10, 2016! | Southern Museum

Polar Express Adventure Returns December 10, 2016!


Immerse yourself in the classic story re-told throughout the museum, with vignettes highlighting the plot and interactive performers bringing the story to life!

Visit the Conductor and start your adventure alongside the historic General locomotive, all decked out for the holiday season! Elves will re-create Santa’s Workshop and the Museum will be transformed into a winter wonderland. An annual favorite, the North Georgia Tinplate Trackers will bring their winter-themed, interactive model train layout.

Experience the high point of the story and the highlight of the event with a theatrical performance by the British Academy of Performing Arts dancers and performers that culminates in a visit from the big guy himself…Santa Claus! The BAPA performances will take place every 30 minutes. There will be readings of The Polar Express book between performances and The Polar Express movie showings in the theater at 3:00 and 5:00pm.

Get into the spirit of the movie - everyone is welcome to attend in their fuzziest PJs, just like in the story! We will have a candy cane take-home craft to make, a letter-writing station for letters to Santa, and an event passport to collect stamps at each stop in the North Pole - lots of fun throughout the Museum!

Be sure to visit the Museum Gift Shop for special merchandise only available during the holiday season! Regular admission tickets purchased at the event are $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors (60+), $5.50 for children (4-12), and FREE for children 3 and under. This event is FREE for Museum members. Call 770-427-2117 ext. 3058 for more information.

Event tickets are available at the ticket booth on the day of the event!

2016 Polar Express Adventure FAQ:

Presale Tickets & Event Questions:
What are the event hours & performance times?
The event will be from 2:30pm-7:00pm. The BAPA performances will be every 30 minutes starting at 3:00pm, with the last one starting at 6:30pm.
Will you be showing the movie?
Yes! The movie will play in our theater throughout the entire event, with showings starting at 3:00 and 5:00pm. Feel free to stop by the theater at any time during the event to cozy up with hot chocolate and enjoy the movie!
Can I purchase tickets in advance for Polar Express?
Tickets can be purchased online before the event.
Will you mail my tickets if I buy them online?
No. We do not mail physical tickets purchased online. You'll receive a receipt that you can print out or show on your phone on the day of the event. We'll also have a will-call list with presale ticket purchaser's names.
Will there be a train layout at the event?
Of course! The North Georgia Tinplate Trackers will be bringing their interactive, winter-themed layout.
Can we take pictures with Santa?
Santa will be part of the BAPA theatrical performance, but there will be no meet-and-greet photo opportunity with Santa at the event due to time constraints.
Is there a train ride?
The entire event simulates the trip to the North Pole, but there is no passenger train ride at the event.
Where can I park?
There is parking at Depot park, behind the Museum, and in the adjacent church parking lot. There is also public parking on the first floor of the parking garage
Can members attend the event for free?
Yes! All members are free during Polar Express Adventure.
Can I purchase a membership during Polar Express?
Of course! Staff will also be on hand to answer any questions you have about our membership program.

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