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Cuyahoga Valley Preservation and Scenic Railway Association

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  • 7 people are interested
North Pole Elves
Elves at the North Pole welcome the Polar Express

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is pleased to announce the 28th annual running of The Polar Express. Passengers will be transported to the North Pole where they will be greeted by the elves and the Big Guy! Santa will board the train for photo ops with the children. Volunteers are needed to create a festive atmosphere for passengers and lead holiday singing.

Training is required. Training dates are October 5, 7, 14, 19, 21 and 26, at 7 pm, at Fitzwater Maintenance Yard, 7600 Canal Road, Valley View 44125. Training will include appropriate techniques to engage passengers and procedures for maintaining a safe environment by sanitizing high touch areas throughout the program. Preregistration is required.

Masks are mandatory for volunteers and passengers. CVSR provides chef coats and hats, or volunteers can wear their own festive attire.

Volunteers report at 5:00 pm for the Akron Northside train at Botzum Station, 2928 Riverview Road, Akron 44313; and 5:30 pm for the Rockside train at Canal Exploration Center, 7104 Canal Road, Valley View 44125.

Please complete the CVSR Volunteer Agreement at crew.cvsr.com/vol_application.php.

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About Cuyahoga Valley Preservation and Scenic Railway Association


2325 STINE RD, P.O. Box 158, PENINSULA, OH 44264, US

Mission Statement

To provide educational, recreational and heritage railroad experiences and provide alternative transportation to and within Cuyahoga Valley National park and the Ohio & Erie Canalway.


Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad provides transportation to and within Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) under a joint operating agreement and is dedicated to the preservation of passenger rail transportation in Cuyahoga Valley and along the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway. CVSR is a private sector, not-for-profit 501 c (3) volunteer supported organization. Last year, more than 210,000 people rode the rails of CVSR, supported by 84,600 volunteer hours. Scenic train excursions are offered twelve months of the year, along with a variety of special events, including The Polar Express, Day Out With Thomas, wine-tasting and beer tasting excursions, Bike Aboard!, and more.

Children & Youth


Fri Nov 06, 2020 - Sun Dec 20, 2020
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM  


7600 Canal RoadBotzum Station, 2928 Riverview Road, Akron 44313Canal Exploration Ctr, 7104 Canal Rd, Valley ViewValley View, OH 44125



  • Singing


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Shifts are approximately 4 hours long

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