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The Polar Express Train Ride, a winter holiday favorite, is returning to Saratoga Springs, with reservation dates Nov. 13 through Dec. 27. Book by July 31 and get 10 percent off select economy and standard class seats onion-peak days. Dates closest to Christmas sell fast. Visit http://saratogapolarexpressride.com/, https://www.sncrr.com/the-polar-express-train-ride/ or call 877-725-7245.

Other events include the Saratoga Dinner Train, July 28-Aug. 25; Oktoberfest Dinner Train, Sept. 25; Fall Foliage Dinner Train, Oct. 15; Fall Family Fest Express, Oct. 17 and 18.

Polar Express tickets range from $35 to $70 for adults, $25 to $50 for children. Pick up tickets at your departure depot 30 minutes prior to departure (45 minutes for special event trains). Have your confirmation or a photo ID to retrieve your tickets.

The Saratoga & North Creek Railway was started in July of 2011 as a passenger service between Saratoga Springs and North Creek with seven station stops in between. Previous operators, the Upper Hudson Railroad, operated scenic train rides from North Creek. The start of the Saratoga & North Creek Railway extended the service to Saratoga Springs enabling a connection with the National Rail Network.

In addition to being a passenger railroad with on-time service at nine stations, the Saratoga & North Creek Railway boasts vintage rail cars and a powerful diesel engine that can carry passengers along the Hudson River for a truly unique view of the Adirondacks. The full length dome cars are equipped with kitchens allowing for exceptional on-board dining prepared fresh to order.

In the winter months, the Saratoga & North Creek Railway operates an historic route to North Creek called the Snow Train. It had been more than 70 years since the Snow Train operated when the railroad resurrected the idea in 2011. With heated cars, on-board dining, equipment storage and free shuttle service to Gore Mountain for all the exciting winter sports, the Snow Train is a new way to experience some old time North Country fun.

Gloria Mazure

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Boomer & Senior Resources is dedicated to empowering area seniors, their caregivers and healthcare professionals to obtain the knowledge and resources needed to provide quality care for an aging relative, friend or patient.

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