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Ohio museum brings The Polar Express to life for the holidays

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Carlo Klemm

Ohio museum brings The Polar Express to life for the holidays

By NICK MEYER, FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER

October 10, 2008

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The Polar Express will come to life this December at the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum in Dennison, Ohio with a "magical excursion" for kids based on the popular book and movie.

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Children are encouraged to come dressed in their pajamas for the ride, which departs from an 1873-style railroad depot on a trip to the North Pole to pick up Santa Claus.

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Santa Trever

I would love to be a Polar Express Santa

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Santa TJS

That would be quite an experience!

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Santa Bear Larry
B)Almost makes me wish I was back in Ohio. What a great gig that would be.

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B)Almost makes me wish I was back in Ohio. What a great gig that would be.

Santa Bear Larry, how was your trip back to Ohio to see family?

We were able to make a connection this time, but maybe another time. Who knows, I may come down your way some day. :rolleyes:

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Santa Claus Ohio

Santa Edson, how do you find things like this that is probably a couple of hours from me and how long from you?

Do you suppose I would confuse the children if my wife and I were to take this ride?

Ohio museum brings The Polar Express to life for the holidays

By NICK MEYER, FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER

October 10, 2008

Excerpt:

The Polar Express will come to life this December at the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum in Dennison, Ohio with a "magical excursion" for kids based on the popular book and movie.

....

Children are encouraged to come dressed in their pajamas for the ride, which departs from an 1873-style railroad depot on a trip to the North Pole to pick up Santa Claus.

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Carlo Klemm
Santa Edson, how do you find things like this that is probably a couple of hours from me and how long from you?

Well, let me say that I subscribe to 3 different places. They cover not only Santa Claus. but Christmas and Southern Gospel. I need the latter to keep up with information for my weekly newspaper column on Southern Gospel music.

The other two, well I need them here as one of ClausNET's reporters. Santa Rielly has appointed me as a reporter for ClausNET and I try to find stories on Santa Claus or Christmas. Not all the ones I find are 100% positive, but in my previous 12 years as a radio news broadcaster I never ONLY read the good stuff. However I will not read or present to you some of the garbage that I see on various negative aspects of Santa.

The stories I present here are there for thought, maybe discussion, but open to each person's individual interpretation.

They are not placed here for subsequent comment, but seeing some of your comments shows me that at least you were interested in the story.

Hope I can continue to find more North Pole News Bureau type stuff.

Have a great day!

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Scottish Mama Claus

Dennison is almost 5 hours from me! :(

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Santa Bear Larry, how was your trip back to Ohio to see family?

We were able to make a connection this time, but maybe another time. Who knows, I may come down your way some day. :rolleyes:

We made it to Pa. but had to come back for disaster relief effort in Texas. We will be back again in July for about a month if gas prices stay down. At eght miles per gallon it is hard to go in RV very far.

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Santa George

Being a Santa on the Polar Express is awesome! This will make our 5th year as Santa & Mrs. Claus for the Tourism Council's "Polar Express" . They have a conductor who greets people at the depot and everyone goes on the 6 car train and are read the Polar Express story and given hot cocoa and chocolate chip cookies served by Chefs. When the story is done Santa and Mrs. Claus come out and hand out bells to all the children and we even sing and take photos as we move through the cars. If we have time we go back through and sing again and have a wonderful time taking photos outside after the trip. It is a very happy trip each and every time. Here is the link to see some of the last 2 years photos and also some nice comments made by some of the passengers.

http://www.tourblackstone.com/rail.htm

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