Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Seeks Volunteers for THE POLAR EXPRESS™

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) is seeking volunteers for its 2018 season of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ train ride. This popular holiday program will be offered from Saturday, November 10th through Friday, December 21st.

Volunteers are needed to serve as Santa, servers, and assistants on board the train, as well as Santa’s helpers at the North Pole. All train volunteers are asked to commit to at least four nights on the train; North Pole elves are asked to commit to at least six evenings.

Training will be provided on October 1st and 2nd at 6:00 p.m. and on October 14th at 5:30 p.m. Interested volunteers may complete the online volunteer application at CVSR Become-a-Volunteer to receive further information.

Visit Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad or call 1-800-468-4070 x 226 for more information about volunteering.


This holiday program is based on Chris Van Allsburg’s enchanting book THE POLAR EXPRESS™, about young boy’s trip to the North Pole. CVSR partners with Rail Events each year to bring this popular holiday tradition to the Valley. Children clad in pajamas board the train in Akron or Independence and travel through Cuyahoga Valley National Park to hear the story of the Polar Express, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, and sing carols on their way to the North Pole. Through the train’s windows, children see holiday characters, elves hard at work . . . and Santa! Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, October 3rd. Visit Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad for more information.

About Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is a private sector, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer supported organization operating in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and is dedicated to the preservation of passenger rail transportation in Cuyahoga Valley and the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway. CVSR has been providing excursion rail service for 46 years.

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