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The Polar Express aboard the Durango train is a Christmas tradition for kids and adults alike.

The holidays are pulling into the station, which means one thing in Durango: The Polar Express train is set to depart! Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s annual Polar Express train will start running to the North Pole on Nov. 22 and will continue through Jan. 3, so put on your pajamas and get ready to ride the rails! Be sure to check the schedule as departures times and dates vary. The… Read More

It’s the day after Thanksgiving. You’ve packed away as much turkey as humanly possible. You’ve wiped out the pumpkin pie stash. You’ve gotten your fill of all things Thanksgiving (except for leftovers, of course). So what’s next? Christmas, obviously. And Christmas in Durango starts with Santa. And singing. And strings of lights. Stop by Buckley Park in downtown Durango between 5:30 and 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, for the city’s annual holiday tree lighting…. Read More

The Thanksgiving turkey will barely be cold in its Tupperware grave when Santa Claus arrives in Durango, Colorado, to kick off the Christmas season. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Buckley Park in downtown Durango at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, to officially mark the start of the Christmas season. The Clauses will lead the crowd in singing along to their favorite Christmas carols before they count down to the lighting of… Read More

Start a new family holiday tradition this year aboard the Durango and Silverton railroad’s Polar Express train! The Polar Express doesn’t leave the station for another three weeks, but if you want a seat aboard the magical holiday train, you should buy your tickets now. Tickets sell out quickly (especially for premium seats) on the Durango train’s Polar Express, so be sure to reserve your spot to meet Billy, the conductor, the elves… Read More