I will admit I have been a bit of a stalker of the Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens lately. I am constantly checking their website and Facebook page hoping to learn that they are bringing the Polar Express experience back this holiday season, and I finally found what I was looking for!



If you are already working on your holiday to-do list, this is something you HAVE to add. Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens transforms Trolley Car 36 into the Polar Express, and your family will get to take a ride along the Rock River to a special destination where you will be greeted by Santa and his elves, enjoy some hot chocolate, s'mores, and a reading of ‘The Polar Express.' Your kids will even receive "the first gift of Christmas" from Santa himself!

Last year was the first time this event was introduced, and it was a massive success, so you better get your tickets as soon as they go on sale November 3, 2015! Rides will be offered each hour from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 28 and Sunday, November 29 and again on Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6. For ticket prices and more information go here.

We'll see you aboard the 'Polar Express'!