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The Polar Express gains popularity as it plays for the sixth year in a row

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BILLINGS, Mont. -

It's now one of the most popular plays the Magic City has to offer. The polar express is a magical experience kids have come to know and love around the holidays.

We spoke with Jennifer Mercer is the executive director of the Billings Depot and said the show is a fundraiser for the historic Billings Depot. She said the Polar Express is one of the fundraisers that keeps the non-profit organization alive. She also said it's the plays sixth year and it keeps growing each year.

Mercer said the Billings Depot started with two shows the first year. They are currently running eight shows this year, but said they'll be running twelve shows next year due to how popular it has become.

"For a little show like this, we sold over a thousand tickets in an hour this year," Mercer said. "Which is a little crazy especially considering we don't advertise. It's just on Facebook. It's the only way we actually tell people that the tickets are available. This whole thing is about the kids. We love seeing all these kiddos and their jammies. It's so much fun."

Mercer said if you'd like to know about the show next year, the only way you can find out is through the Billings Depot Facebook page.

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