Snow began to fall softly as the North Pole Express pulled into the station, as if right on cue.
Children, bundled up in pajamas and hoods, clamored around the station, waiting to board Santa’s train.
Destination: North Pole!
As we traveled, our conductor told us Christmas stories and shared the story of the “Polar Express.”
The Baker served up the biggest and most delicious gingerbread cookies I’ve ever seen and tasted, along with creamy, rich hot chocolate. . .
A hobo even managed to sneak onto the train . . .
In the spirit of Christmas, we invited him to join us . . .
And, then, the main attraction. . . we reached the North Pole and Santa boarded the train!
Mrs. Claus even joined him . . .
. . . and some of the elves came along, too!
Santa offered the first gifts of Christmas to passengers on the train, as he held up a shiny silver bell from his sleigh . . .
The bell that Santa handed me makes the most glorious jingling sound . . .
As we headed toward home, Santa’s Christmas wish continued to ring in my ears, Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night!
To see who else is strolling on this December Sunday, head on over to The Quiet Country House.