Newbern Depot and library partner for Polar Express reading
The Newbern Depot Museum and Newbern Library will be hosting the second annual reading of the children's book, "The Polar Express," along with a visit from Santa, plus hot chocolate and cookies. The event will take place on Friday and Saturday evenings, Dec. 15 and 16, from within the Depot's freight room.
The half-hour event will feature the Conductor reading the original book that the popular movie is based on. Two conductor assistants will hold up an over-sized book, so they can see pictures, while the story is read to them. Afterwards, Santa will present children with a small gift, and then the Conductor and Santa will be available for photos, if you bring your camera.
Tickets for the event are $5 per person, ages 3 and up, and children will need to have at least one attending adult with them. The adults will also need a ticket to attend. Times for the event will be at 5 p.m., and 6:30 p.m., on both evenings of the 15th and 16th.
Tickets are available at the Newbern Hardware store, and at the Newbern Library, during normal business hours.
When purchased, you will receive a receipt. The receipt will be turned in on event night at the depot for an actual ticket, which will have the name of the ticket holder on it, and will be given a special cancellation stamp before the show.
Children can also see model trains running in the depot's museum room that evening. There is no charge for the museum part, and all proceeds from this event go directly to maintain, and/or improve exhibits inside the museum.