Kids can soon board Wintergreen Express

6 years ago

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Wintergreen Arts Center announces that popular holiday event The Wintergreen Express will take off two weekends in December.  Families may choose from Friday, Dec. 7 or Dec. 14, or Saturday, Dec. 8 or Dec. 15, to take a ride on the “magic trolley.”

Tickets go on sale Monday, Nov. 19, at 12 noon, and are available online at Click on Wintergreen Express Tickets,  Tickets are also available over the phone at (207) 762-3576, or at the center, 149 State Street, Presque Isle.  

With the purchase of a $10 roundtrip golden ticket, each passenger climbs aboard Presque Isle Historical Society’s Molly the Trolley, who magically transforms herself into The Wintergreen Express.  As the conductor punches tickets, riders enjoy a special holiday trip to the North Pole (Wintergreen) where Santa’s elves serve hot cocoa and sing songs. Everyone gets to decorate sugar cookies, visit with Santa and take home a jingle bell souvenir.  

“This is Wintergreen’s sixth annual Wintergreen Express,” said Kim Guerrette Michaud, Wintergreen’s arts center board chair.  “We are joined by so many volunteers who truly make this a magical experience for the young and young-at-heart.”

Rides are intended for children ages 10 and under.  All children must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.  Time of departure is to be selected when purchasing tickets.  Trolleys depart every 20 minutes from Gentile Hall at the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI) from 5 to 8 p.m. on Fridays and 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturdays.  All tickets are roundtrip from UMPI to Wintergreen and back to UMPI.