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Polar Express Train goes to SM City Marilao

Christmas is truly in the air and we can feel it on every mall in the country.  Let us feature one mall in Bulacan, SM City Marilao which introduces its POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN which recreates the magical train ride to the North Pole.

November 6 marks the first train ride as the conductor announces "All aboard" and punches children's tickets.  Ecstatic crowd then started to board the 27 meter train to experience snow winter fun at the mall.  SM City Marilao's Christmas centerpiece is inspired by the 1985 classic book of Chris Van Allsburg and Warner Bros. hit movie, The Polar Express. 

“We wanted children and adults alike to believe in the magic of Christmas” said Mall Manager Bernadette D. Velasco. “This led us to the idea of recreating the family favorite Polar Express Train with Ice Attraction. With this, we hope that families will enjoy and find Christmas in SM City Marilao” Ms. Velasco added. 

The Polar Express Train contains a SNOW PLAYGROUND shipped from Italy. It is a 12 x 4 meter or 48 square meter mobile ice attraction that allows guests to experience winter activities such as snowball making and snowman building. Because SNOW PLAYGROUND uses highly sophisticated snow-making machine that freezes potable water for as low as  -10  to -15 degrees Celsius while rapidly turning frozen water into small ice crystals or snowflakes, it  allows customers to interact with simulated snow at below 0 to 3 degree Celsius temperature. 

SM City Marilao's attraction targets children and adult alikes.  What more can you expect as it presents a playground filled with colorful pails, shovels and toys to create fun shapes in the snow.  Well, perhaps you can even create a snowman out of it.

It as an exciting sight as Santa Claus signaled the opening of Snow Playground and greeted everyone.  Ehla Mae Nympha, The Voice Kids Champion were also there and sung Christmas Carols for everyone.

Here are more photos of the unveiling of the Polar Express Train and Snow Playground at SM City Marilao.

An SM Tradition, Santa Claus and SM Regional Operations Manager for North Luzon Ana T. Datu gives gifts to the underprivileged children. 

Crowd pack at the unveiling of the snow playground. Marilao Vice Mayo Andre Santos (middle) and SM Regional Operations Manager for North Luzon Ana T. Datu led the opening of the Polar Express Train in SM City Marilao. 

Winter fun for kids. A child digs in the snowflakes, giving her a unique snowy experience. 

Santa Claus greeted the first wave of children aboard in SM City Marilao’s Polar Express Train. 

Santa Claus showed children how to make snowballs as they try to build a snowman. 

So what are you waiting for visit the mall now.

By the way don't forget to support SM City Marilao's Bears of Joy which encourages shoppers to put a smile on children's faces by purchasing the SM Care Bears of Joy for only P200.  Shoppers get to keep one bear and donate another while proceeds together with the bears will be donated to charitable institutions nationwide.  

If you have any photos of your visit at the Polar Express Train of SM City Marilao do inform us and post your experience at the comment.  You can also send your photos to

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