sunday, december 23rd 9am, 11am, & 5pm

SCRANTON MIDDLE SCHOOL | 8415 Maltby Road Brighton, MI 48116

Join us for this family-friendly, interactive experience that will leave you and your family smiling! Your family will love reliving favorite scenes from “The Polar Express” movie as the conductor takes us on an unforgettable journey to the first Christmas for the birth of Jesus.

The train will “depart” (service will begin) promptly at 9am, 11am, and 5pm. During service you can expect to experience different Polar Express video elements, interactive kid-friendly moments, singing of classic Christmas songs, and don’t be surprised to see servers dancing in the aisles during the “Hot Chocolate” song! Join us as we stand in wonder of the first Christmas in a fun, magical, family-friendly way! The experience is one hour long, and engaging for all ages!

The Christmas Express Conductor
The Christmas Express Experience Mary and Joseph
The Christmas Express Experience Lobby

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Join us for pre-boarding activities too!

Arrive early or stay late to enjoy fun pre-boarding activities! These activities are free and open from 8am-1pm & 4-7pm. Enjoy making a custom bag of hot cocoa to take home and enjoy, take a cute family picture at our Christmas photo booth or with the train float. And, if you have kids they will love the games & craft area, as well as the inflatable room!

The Christmas Express Games and Crafts

Kid Activities & Inflatables

Your kids will love the Kid’s Craft & Activity Area where they will be able to make a Christmas craft to take home and have fun with different games & activities. Older kids will love the inflatable area too!

The Christmas Express Experience Hot Cocoa

Hot Cocoa Bar

Yum! We will have a hot cocoa bar where you can make your own creative hot chocolate mix to take home and enjoy with your family!

The Christmas Express Experience Photobooth

Photo Opportunities

Planning to wear some cute holiday clothes and want a family pic - we got you covered! Take a cute family at our indoor photo booth or outside by our Fantasy of Lights train float!

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We can’t wait to see you at the Christmas Express Experience! It is going to be a blast and we don’t want you to miss it! If you have more questions about the event please email and/or check out the answers to some common questions below!


QUESTION: Will childcare be available?

  • There is no childcare for this event, because the event is created for the whole family to enjoy together! Families are invited to attend both pre-boarding & the service together. The service/experience is only an hour long and is interactive, fast-paced, & engaging for all ages! On normal Sunday mornings at Alive Family Church we have a a fun & engaging children’s ministry called Alive Kids with age-appropriate classes for kids ages 2 months-5th grade - your kids would love a normal Sunday too!

QUESTION: What should I wear?

  • You are welcome to wear whatever you are comfortable in! Some people are used to “dressing up” a bit on Christmas, and others might want to come in PJs like the kids on the Polar Express did. All dress styles are welcome and appropriate. “Come as you are” is what we like to say around Alive.

QUESTION: How long will the experience/service last?

  • It is a one hour experience. We want to respect your time and recognize that children will be in service, so service will not last longer than an house, and the entire service will be very interactive and captivate all ages.

QUESTION: When do you normally have Sunday morning services?

  • We normally have Sunday morning services at 9:30 & 11am at Scranton Middle School. We would love to have you join us on a normal Sunday! We have a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere that will make you feel at home! Check out this link to find our more!

“One thing about trains: It doesn’t matter where they are goin’. What matters is deciding to get on!”

We’d love to see you aboard The Christmas Express! Grab your tickets today and we’ll be seeing you soon!

The Christmas Express Experience Crafts
The Christmas Express Experience Fun
Christmas Express Experience Conductor Stage