Thankfully, I found a ton of inspiration photos to provide some fun and creative ideas for decorating the space.
I absolutely LOVE the train with yellow rectangles to look like the lighted train...What a cute idea! I may try to pull this off somehow...
I have already started to collect large-scale ornaments and bowls to use for centerpieces, some gold cardboard stars from Target to hang from the ceiling, and I plan to wrap a bunch of larger cardboard boxes to make faux gifts, make some signs/murals for the walls, etc, but wanted to gather a few more ideas...
A few photos from prior years' CYC Polar Express Events...
Now for a few inspiration pics I found online....
|I thought this would be fun to do on the entry door when the kids walk in....|
|I am going to purchase rolls of red, black, and yellow paper to ATTEMPT a smaller version of this...|
|I love this idea of putting down a runner for tracks.....However, with so many children, I fear it could become a tripping hazard, so I may just look into putting down duct or painters tape to create a train track leading into the Center Isle...|
|I would love to make a sign like this, if I can figure out the pole structure...|
|This could be a fun little station for the kids to write letters to Santa...|
|This has nothing to do with Polar Express, but came across this fun craft we did a few years ago...wanted to share.|
|This really has nothing to do with the Polar Express but loved this idea for the holdiays!|
Here are a few photos from our actual CYC Polar Express...Everyone had a great time and it was super cute to see how excited the kids were to ride the trolley, listen to the story, do crafts, etc.