Hartland's Polar Express Day

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cromaine District Library
Village Community Room

Event Details

Celebrate the 7th Annual Hartland's Polar Express Day with activities throughout Hartland's Historic Village. FREE for the community! DUE TO THE TRAIN RIDES, HARTLAND ROAD WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE EVENT FROM CROUSE ROAD TO SCHOOL STREET. 
  • The event kicks off with the ringing of the bell in the historic Hartland Music Hall at 10:00 am

  • Children's Activity Tent outside the Florence B. Dearing Museum sponsored by the Hartland Rotary Club

  • Reading of "The Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg copyright Houghton Mifflin along with games and crafts at Cromaine Library

  • Tours of the Florence B. Dearing Museum with hot cocoa and popcorn, too

  • Train rides on a trackless train along Avon Street sponsored by Hartland Insurance Agency - *Catch the train for a ride at the "depot" in front of the Florence B. Dearing Museum

  • Children 12 and under can get a Polar Express bell courtesy of First National Bank

  • Photo Booth and warming station at Jellison CPA

  • Hartland High School Choirs perform at the Hartland Music Hall from 10:30 to Noon

  • Train track fun at the Kiddie Express with the Hartland Lions Club

  • Santa arrives in the Village at 10:15 on a Hartland Deerfield Fire Authority Fire Engine followed by a meet-and-greet at Universal Credit Services

  • MIT Dance Studio face painter, free dance classes, nail station and crafts

  • Letter writing to Santa, games and prizes with Hartland United FC

  • Hydration Station and bags sponsored by CGC Water

  • The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary from the Austin-Moore Post 415 is back this year with their adorable LEGO figures photo stand-in

  • Make reindeer feed and enjoy cider and donuts at Ore Creek Veterinary Clinic 

  • Decorate cookies with the Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce inside Cromaine Library

  • See a live reindeer on Cromaine's South Lawn

  • Polar Express Photo Cut-outs sponsored by Michigan Financial Planning

  • Thanks also to Village Manor Retirement for their holiday sponsorship

  • Parking is available at Cromaine Library, the Hartland Childcare Center, Creekside Elementary, Spranger Field, and Ore Creek Middle School

(Schedule is approximate for all activities! All activities are while supplies last!)

Event Type(s): All Ages, Youth
Age Group(s): All, Youth, Family
(810) 632-5200