North Pole Express - Friends of the 261 | Kids Out and About Minneapolis/St. Paul

North Pole Express - Friends of the 261

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sun, 12/12/2021
The North Pole Express will be returning to the historic Union Depot, in the heart of St. Paul, the first two weekends of December 2021. The all volunteer staff of the Friends of the 261 will operate the North Pole Express, pulled by our world famous Milwaukee Road #261 steam locomotive the first weekend. The second weekend the train will be pulled by our historic and meticulously restored Milwaukee Road #32A streamlined locomotive. The 261 volunteers look forward to offering a safe event with very limited seating to encourage social distancing and optional mask wearing. The 261 volunteer staff will make every effort to continually provide a safe and clean environment for passengers. Join the Friends of the 261 and me, Santa, as we travel on a short journey to and from the North Pole. You will be able to view all the special shops, Santa’s home and the elves working hard preparing for the big day. And, along the way, we’ll enjoy singing holiday carols and the spirit of the Holidays with some of my entertaining characters on board to enhance the experience.

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Friends of the 261


401 Harrison St NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55413
United States


(612) 860-3678
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All Ages Adults & kids together