Winter Garden Polar Express event will be held on Dec. 8

Winter Garden Heritage Foundation to host the special event put on by the Writer's Block Bookstore

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The Winter Garden Heritage Foundation is hosting a free event called the Winter Garden Polar Express on Friday, Dec. 8 from 6-8 p.m. 

Each child attending will receive a special Polar Express train ticket that grants access to a reading of the Polar Express inside the train located at the Winter Garden History Museum — no tickets are needed for adults.

There will also be various other “train stations” where eventgoers can get their tickets punched around the downtown Winter Garden area, including Ruby and Rust, Driftwood Market, Foxtail, Ginger's Baking, Swalty Sisters and others. Each station will have a treat for children with a tickets.

You can find more information on the event at the Writer’s Block Bookstore website at this link:

Here is the complete list of participating Winter Garden shops:

  • Writer's Block Bookstore (organizer)
  • Swalty Sisters
  • LiveTrends
  • Ruby and Rust
  • Driftwood Market
  • Polka Dotz
  • Artifact Candle Foundry
  • Gingers Baking Co
  • Foxtail Coffee Plant Street
  • Doxology
  • Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming



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