Be sure to dress in your pajamas and have your golden tickets ready for a night on the Polar Express. Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at the HFV Wilson Community Center, Ardmore Parks and Recreation will be premiering another new event, Night on the Polar Express. Recreation Supervisor Tes Stewart described the upcoming evening.
“We are going to have a trackless train that will make a couple of trips around the loop,” Stewart said. “Then we’ll be showing ‘The Polar Express’ on the big screen inside the gym.” The evening will also include cookies and hot chocolate.
Assistant Director Alicia Henry said that because this will be the first year for the event, they were unsure what to expect, but that it is already proving quite popular.
“We’re finding that people really love ‘The Polar Express,’” Henry said. “People are telling us that is a big tradition in their family, and that it will be really cool to go as a family in their pajamas to watch it.”
To tie everything together, children will actually be given a golden ticket that they will present when they arrive to see the film.
“We really weren’t planning on selling tickets in advance, but people were blowing us up on Facebook asking us where to buy tickets,” Henry said. “So that’s when Tes and I decided to sell advance tickets.”
Tickets are available at the Ardmore Parks and Recreation office located at Regional Park. The cost is $3 per child, however if there are more than three children in the family, the maximum cost per family is $10. All children must be accompanied by an adult.