Polar Express steams into Liberty County

LIBERTY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A little bit of the north comes south for the holiday season.

The Polar Express in Bristol has been running at Veterans Memorial Park for 15 years.

"It's a beautiful park, it's been decorated beautifully by volunteers," Veterans Memorial Railroad Board Treasurer Gloria Keenan said. "The scenes are outstanding. They're extraordinary. It's a passion that we all have. We're all volunteers and we love it."

This isn't your ordinary train ride. The Polar Express takes you through Neverland, Whoville, and Arendelle.

More than 60 volunteers come together each year to make the production possible.

"It requires many, many hours," Keenan said. "They work from sundown to sun up almost."

There are three Polar Express trains running at Veterans Memorial Park: 59, Red White and Blue, and a steam train that runs on select nights.

"This whistle is just really loud," volunteer Dawn Arrant said. "It's just an experience. The other two are not steam, but the people that ride it... it's just an experience they won't forget."

The lights, the laughs, and the love of the season have drawn people in for the last 15 years... and most likely will do the same for the next 15.

Tickets are $10 and can be bought at the gate.

The Polar Express will run for two more nights--Friday and Saturday from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. eastern time.