Tuesday, December 20, 2011

5 Days till Christmas in Utah - North Pole Express | Heber Valley Railroad


We are pleased to announce that Heber Valley Railroad has joined creative forces with high school choirs Utah, Salt Lake, and Wasatch Counties to bring you some of our best entertainment yet. Choirs such as Orem High Chamber Choir, Judge Memorial Madrigals & Piping Hot Show Choir, and Wasatch High School Choral Department (to name a few), will rotate through the train performing classic holiday songs and leading passengers in festive sing-a-longs. All of this while Cocoa Chefs serve hot cocoa and cookies to the passengers. Upon arrival at the North Pole Santa Clause will board the train to make this trip truly magical. So throw on your pajamas and bring your family down for a night they will always rememberReserve early, seats sell out fast!

For a list of Choirs or to see when your favorite choir will be on the train please click here

We are pleased to announce we will be continuing our local special during The North Pole Express. For details please click here

First-Class Seating:

All first-class passengers enjoy a souvenir boarding ticket, hot cocoa with whipped cream and served in a souvenir mug, a cookie, and a special gift from Santa.


All First-Class Trains are sold out at this time.


5:00 pm (returns at 6:30pm)       

7:30 pm (returns at 9:00pm)


$47 Adults

$44 Seniors (60 )

$36 Children (3-12)

Regular Service:

All regular-service passengers enjoy hot cocoa, a cookie, and gift from Santa.


All Regular trains are sold out at this time.


5:00pm (returns at 6:30pm)

7:30pm (returns at 9:00pm)


$32 Adults

$29 Seniors(60 )

$21 Children (3-12)


All All matinee passengers enjoy hot cocoa, a cookie, and gift from Santa.


All Matinees are sold out at this time.


2:00pm (returns at 3:30pm)


$29 Adults

$26 Seniors (60 )

$18 Children (3-12)


Private coach and groups rates (20 passengers) are available.  For more information please call Group Sales at (435) 654-5601 ext 109.

Important to Know about the North Pole Express:

  • Please arrive a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the departure time.
  • Wasatch County residence please call the Ticket Office for details on the Local Special and limitations
  • No outside food or beverages allowed on train.
  • No car seats or strollers allowed on train.
  • Restrooms are not available on board during the North Poles Express. Please take advantage of the depot restrooms before boarding.
  • Due to the historic nature of our rail cars, wheelchair access is limited. Please call ahead for additional information.
  • We are unable to accommodate dogs on the train.
  • All rides and excursions depart form the Heber City Depot unless noted otherwise.

Utah man accused of running foreclosure aid scam


Beware of loan scams call is you have questions or concerns!!

The Associated Press
SALT LAKE CITY — A man who owned a loan modification business in Lehi and St. George is being accused of defrauding homeowners to pay for personal expenses including entertainment and his wife's plastic surgery.

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff says 34-year-old David Shawn Moffitt faces nine felony counts of communications fraud, theft and racketeering.

Prosecutors say Moffitt charged between $2,500 and $3,000 to modify loans so clients would not lose their homes, and promised full refunds if they were not satisfied.

But prosecutors say Moffitt refused refunds to up to 200 eligible clients and kept the money for himself at a time when employee paychecks were bouncing.

Moffitt's attorney, Stephen Howard, says he hadn't reviewed all the charges and didn't have immediate comment.