“The Polar Express” Arrives at the Community Museum
The Gaithersburg Community Museum invites you and your child to enjoy a reading of the holiday classic “The Polar Express” as part of its new program, Destination Gaithersburg – StoryTime Station. The 45-minute readings will take place on Tuesdays, December 11 and 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Admission is $3 per child, adults and infants are free. Please note strollers are not permitted inside the Museum.
Located in the restored 1884 B&O Railroad Station complex near the intersection of Summit and Diamond Avenues in Olde Towne, the Gaithersburg Community Museum is the perfect setting for you and your child to experience the magic of “The Polar Express.” Each child will take home a special keepsake to remember the event. Be sure to bring your camera to capture photos of your child peeking out the window of the restored 1918 Buffalo Creek and Gauley steam locomotive.
“The Polar Express,” written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg, tells the tale of a young boy whose friends are beginning to doubt Santa’s existence. He stays awake on Christmas Eve only to be swept away by a train to the North Pole. When he arrives, Santa offers him the first gift of Christmas. Realizing he can choose anything in the world, the boy asks for one bell from the harness of the reindeer. On the way home, the bell is lost. On Christmas morning, the boy finds the bell under the tree and discovers only he and his sister can hear its beautiful ring.
Advance purchase is recommended as space is limited. To purchase tickets online, visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov/recxpress. You may also purchase tickets in person at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, the Arts Barn, the Community Museum, or at the door if available. For more information, call 301-258-6350.