It’s Christmastime on the front range and once again Palmer Lake is a fabulous destination to get into the Holiday season and spirit. A must see is Travis Coleman’s Polar Express Train Display! From December 12th thru 30th, Travis and his dad Gary have a fabulous Polar Express train display in the lower level of The Depot Restaurant in Palmer Lake. They are there at the Depot first floor on Wednesday 12-2 pm; Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12-2 and 5-8 pm; and Sunday 11 am to 2 pm. But, they are not there Monday and Tuesday. Except for Saturday evening, the Depot Restaurant is open when Travis and Gary are showing off the Polar Express downstairs.

If you visit Palmer Lake in the evening now thru New Year’s Eve, you’ll be treated to the Palmer Lake Star shining on Sundance Mountain. It's been shining brightly each December and on special occasion since 1935 and is 500 ft across and features 91 lights that form a 5-point star. After seeing the Palmer Lake star and meeting Travis you will BELIEVE.

This year donations from the Polar Express train display visitors will be going to the local Wounded Warrior USA organization. Visit “” to learn more about this local endeavor to help wounded heroes in many beneficial ways. If you make a donation while visiting the Polar Express, Travis will reward you with Christmas jingle bell.

Come visit Palmer Lake, all eateries in Palmer Lake are locally owned. The Rock House Ice Cream Shop is one great independently owned place that has food, ice cream and Palmer Lake Star gifts like ornaments, photos, etc. The Rock House is open Tuesday thru Sunday 11 am -7 pm.

All aboard for the Polar Express, a gaze upon our star and a special visit to Palmer Lake at Christmastime!

Polar Express photo by Margo, Palmer Lake Star by Mike Holmes

Tags: Express, Lake, Palmer, Polar, Star, Warrior, Wounded

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