El Portal Sedona Hotel is just over an hour’s drive from the Grand Canyon Railway and the Polar Express™!  Travel to Williams and hop aboard. The magic begins when the train departs the Williams Depot for a journey through the wilderness for a special visit to the “North Pole.” Delight in hot chocolate and cookies while listening to the classic story. Watch the excitement on your children’s faces when the train arrives at the North Pole where Santa Claus and his reindeer await you! Santa board’s the train and hands each child their own keepsake gift. The train departs from Williams at 3:30pm, 5:30pm and 7:30pm.

Make it a family holiday tradition. Book your room(s) at El Portal and take the train to the North Pole! 1-800-313-0017. El Portal will have a roaring fire in the great room for you upon your return. Enjoy a glass of wine, and for the children homemade oatmeal cookies, while you talk about your adventure. And while you’re on your travels to the North Pole, the staff at El Portal will pet sit your canine companion! This pet friendly bed and breakfast offers pet sitting services, so your can tour worry-free!