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Valley Metro to offer Polar Express rides, holiday event this weekend

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PHOENIX — Valley Metro is once again enchanting Phoenix-area residents by making its light rail into a festive holiday train.

The Polar Express will pick up families at the Mesa Drive/Main Street platform 6-10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, then again on Dec. 13-14.

Travelers will hear the story of the Polar Express on board and get a glimpse of Santa. The event is free and does not require a ticket.

The transportation agency will also offer a holiday event in Phoenix this year.

The Winter World Express will pull into the 19th Avenue/Dunlap platform Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The free event will offer kids’ activities, 20 tons of snow and a visit from Santa.

Washington High School students will perform at the adjacent park-and-ride, and the International Rescue Committee will sell refreshments.

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