There's still time to continue your holiday tradition or begin a new one aboard The Polar Express.

It all begins with that special golden ticket that will take your kids (and you) on a magical train ride to the North Pole aboard The Polar Express on the Texas State Railroad.

Riding the Polar Express in Rusk, Texas

Trains have been departing since before Thanksgiving and will continue even after Christmas. Dressed in their pajamas, kids will be sipping on hot chocolate and snacking on sugar cookies as they're entertained during the recital of the famous children's book while on the magical train ride to the North Pole. Once they arrive they'll be greeted by Santa's elves and Santa himself, where each kid receives their first Christmas gift - a silver sleigh bell. The fun isn't over at the North Pole, on the way back to East Texas there will be plenty of sing-a-longs and more hot chocolate!

Although some dates are already sold out, there are still some spots available. The Polar Express will run through December 28th. Tickets are available through the Texas State Railroad website and now's the time to book your trip.