The All Aglow Express returns to Nicholas Conservatory

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — For the 6th year in a row, the All Aglow Express is making its return just in time for the holidays.

The Nicolas Conservatory & Gardens launched their train today to take passengers on a ride to the North Pole.

On the trip, Rockford’s rail based trolley is transformed to mimic the one from Polar Express.

Passengers can hear the story of the polar express and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate.

The Conservatory also lit up with over 80-thousand indoor and outdoor lights.

Those at the Conservatory say, they do this every year to help create traditions for Stateline families to create lasting memories.

“[It’s] really family oriented activities to bring people to the riverfront even in the winter months and getting families together and also correlating with the festival of lights across the street. There lit up beautifully so we decided we should light up beautifully as well so that people have two places to go and visit.”

Rides are scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays, December 1, 7, 8, 14, and 15, 2019, at 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 pm. Fees are: adults 18 and older, $18 ($20 non-resident); students ages 2-17, $16 ($18 non-resident), and children under age two, $4 ($6 non-resident). Tickets also include admission to Nicholas Conservatory. All Aglow Express is sponsored by Rasmussen College.

Reserved tickets are available only in person at Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens or by calling 815-987-8858. Early reservations are encouraged, as rides fill quickly; payment is due at time of purchase.

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