Here Comes the Polar Express!
You’d think Taylor Swift was the engineer. That’s how popular the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad’s “Polar Express” has become in recent years.
The magical train ride that has delighted children around the world will journey through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This year, it will depart from Rockside Station, 27 Ridge Street in Akron and from 7900 Rockside Road in Independence.
Rumor has it, Santa will take time from his very busy schedule to join in the fun.
Tickets range from $45 to $85 for ages 2 and older. Several dates have already sold out. Some charters are still available. To see a list of dates, visit cvsr.com/the-polar-express.
Cut your own tree
‘Tis the season to find the perfect Christmas tree. Nothing tops the aroma created by a fresh tree. Plenty of places sell them. But if you haven’t tried to cut your own before, maybe this is the year. Here are the cut-your-own tree farms in Stark County, according to the Ohio Christmas Tree Association. —TIM BOTOS
Forever Green Tree Farm
4760 Sandy Ave. SE, Canton Township
9390 Kent Ave. NE, Lake Township
Snyders Christmas Trees
3250 Seeman St. SW, Pike Township
Williams Tree Farm
1926 Battlesburg St. SW, Pike Township
Miller’s Christmas Tree Farm
9312 Cleveland Ave. NW, Lake Township
Windy Hill Christmas Tree Farm
2526 Manchester Ave. SW, Tuscarawas Township
Moore’s Christmas Tree Farm
6767 Edison St. NE, Marlboro Township