We bought the movie, The Polar Express and watched it the night before.
Then I printed and laminated the Christmas Express tickets. I also made hot chocolate like in the movie
I wrote a note on back telling them to get in their jammies and meet us at the car. Before they got in I punched their tickets with a christmas tree punch.
Then we drove to a nearby park where they go all out on the lights. You tune your radio to a certain station and look at lights that are timed to the music. You can also take a horse drawn carriage ride through the park.
I’m planning to save the tickets and give them a new punch each year. It made a regular trip to look at light into such a fun adventure.
Here's a link to the movie on Amazon.