Have you heard the magic of the Christmas season is right around the corner? Just down the road in Shreveport, LA., there is a magical boat ride that awaits you and your family named the Red River Express presented by the Shreveport Aquarium.

Now, I know what some of you are probably thinking. It's a little too chilly to go on a boat ride this time of the year, but that's only half the fun of it. I mean, they'll give you hot chocolate and cookies to help keep you warm on your journey to the North Pole, where after all, it's really cold. But you will forget all that once Santa boards the boat and greets each passenger with a hearty Ho, Ho, Ho, and a special silver sleigh bell with the words "Believe" engraved on it to be given as a gift to every child on board. This 45-minute enchanting journey on the Red Rver Express features a golden ticket, tasty treats, sing-a-long Christmas Carols and storytelling from Mrs. Claus herself.

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The Red River Express has been awarded the 2019 P.R.I.D.E. Award for Outstanding Event of the Year.

So, get your golden tickets now before it sells out to enjoy this delightful holiday experience for both the young and the young at heart. All Aboard!

Tickets can be purchase online here. The Red River Express starts boarding Nov. 29, and floats through Dec. 22. All cruises are at 5, 6, and 7PM Tuesday - Sunday. Special VIP charters are also available for groups.