11 Dec 2013

Pennyrile Polar Express, Dec. 14

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Feel the spirit of the season centered around the wonder of trains in downtown Hopkinsville. Historic East 9th Street will be transformed into a winter wonderland with train station stops that feature free activities sponsored by local businesses.

All Aboard!Polar Express Santa

  • Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at the L&N Depot for a reading of The Polar Express.
  • Be entertained by the Sugar Plum Elf in the office of HWEA.
  • Hear the story of The Little Engine that Could at the old bus station. For a special treat, ask to hear it in Spanish!
  • First Presbyterian Church will be full of wonders! Enjoy readings of The Christmas Story in the sanctuary, watch a model train in the Fellowship Hall, and make holiday crafts with the girls of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Emerging Young Leaders group.
  • Be mesmerized by TWO model train layouts on display and running at the Pennyroyal Area Museum. Learn about international holiday traditions through the exhibit “Christmas and Winter Celebrations Around the World.”
  • Show your holiday cheer with a temporary tattoo from Infinite Ink.


  • Stop in Books on Main at 9th and Virginia for a special holiday reading with the Christian County Literacy Council.
  • Warm up with hot chocolate provided by the folks at the Salvation Army and Starbucks.
  • View a special exhibit of vintage Coca Cola memorabilia at the Christian County Historical Society.
  • Grab a bag of popcorn from Hopkinsville’s firemen at the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum.
  • Hop on for rides on a miniature train and on a horse-drawn carriage.

The Pennyrile Polar Express is open and free for all!

Many thanks to all of our community sponsors that help to make this night such a magical, fun-filled, holiday event!

At the conclusion of the Pennyrile Polar Express, mosey on down to Founders Square for the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30pm.

Tree Lighting hosted by the City of Hopkinsville, Dept. of Parks & Recreation



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