We are saddened to announce Stearns the Polar Express Ride™ will not be on our schedule this year.

Due to COVID related restrictions we had to postpone until next year.

However we are offering a Merry Christmas Train that will be running! 

As we look back at Christmas past here in Historic Stearns we are reminded once again of the true holiday spirit. A spirit of generosity and kindness toward others. Since the beginning of Stearns Coal and Lumber Co. Christmas has meant coming together as a community to bring happiness and joy to children of all ages. Join us!

Coming 2021!
All Aboard! THE POLAR EXPRESS™ comes to life at the Big South Fork Scenic Railway!

Experience the magic of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ inspired by the award winning book by Chris Van Allsburg. Read along with the story as the train makes a roundtrip journey to the North Pole departing from the Stearns Depot. Each child will meet Santa,enjoy caroling, hot chocolate, a treat and a special gift for each child.

Everyone is encouraged to wear their pajamas!

Big South Fork Railway

66 Henderson St, Stearns, KY 42647

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The Ride

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