There's a festive new family-friendly holiday event taking place at three Metro Vancouver locations that takes you on a journey to the North Pole.
The North Star Experience Train is an "immersive sound and light show" that beckons the young and young at heart to go on a holiday adventure that will transport you to "a whole new world full of magnificent scenery."
The new seasonal event is taking place November 24 through December 23, 2021 at three Metro Vancouver shopping malls: Guildford Town Centre (Surrey), Metropolis at Metrotown (Burnaby), and Tsawwassen Mills (Tsawwassen First Nation).
Here's what to expect on this magical virtual trip: "As the sun sets and the moon rises, the spirit of the season comes out to play while the train journeys through a winter wonderland. Mountains, valleys, villages and oceans flash by as you approach the North Pole, all against a stunning backdrop of the Northern Lights."
Of course, the jolly man with the beard in the red suit will be there to greet you. When you get off the train, your adventure wraps up with you getting to take your picture with the virtual Santa Claus. (But take note: this is not an in-person Santa experience.)
Seating is limited, so each participant must purchase tickets in advance. A reservation charge applied to each ticket will help to support the Qajuqturvik Community Food Centre, which strives to strengthen health, belonging and food sovereignty in Iqaluit, Nunavut.
North Star Experience Train
When: Nov. 24-Dec. 23, 2021
Where: Guildford Town Centre (Surrey); Metropolis at Metrotown (Burnaby); Tsawwassen Mills (TFN)