Tickets on sale for the South Shore Polar Express

Popular Plymouth Rotary event will be held on December 8

Tickets on sale Friday, Saturday and Sunday

   Santa makes his way along the South Shore Polar Express. Plymouth Rotary photo.

Tickets are now on sale for the popular South Shore Polar Express. This fun holiday event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Plymouth and will be held on Saturday, December 8.

Kids of all ages will enjoy a visit with Santa and a reading of the "Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg during one of four departures on that day: 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

Rotarians will sell tickets at the Food Court in front of Macy’s at Independence Mall in Kingston on Friday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 28, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased at NorthEast Community Bank, 8 North Park Ave., Plymouth, or online at

Tickets are $20 each. A family five-pack is available for $75 and a 10-pack is available for $125.

The one-hour ride aboard a double-decker train departs the MBTA in Kingston, along the Old Colony Line to Halifax and back.

Kids are encouraged to wear pajamas over their clothes for the train ride. Elves will read the “Polar Express” and provide goodies for the younger riders. All children will receive a gift from Santa Claus while on board the train.

Proceeds from the South Shore Polar Express benefit local charities in Plymouth. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on