ZANESVILLE, Ohio – As Christmas approaches and Muskingum County awaits the arrival of Santa, South East Area Transit is offering the opportunity to take a yuletide tour of the city on the Polar Bus Express this weekend. This Saturday, the public is invited to the Zanesville Muskingum County Welcome Center to enjoy family themed Christmas activities and board a bus to take a driving tour of the downtown area. Teresa Kocher, with SEAT, says the past two years of the program have been a success.
“Last year, we had over 500 people there and we take rides throughout the city; there’s no preregistration that’s required. This year—as we did last year—we’re at the Welcome Center and all rides will start there and end there.”
While children and parents are waiting to board a bus from the Welcome Center, they will be able to enjoy a screening of The Grinch while eating snacks and drinking hot chocolate.
“We will have the movie playing on-going. The Grinch will be there for pictures; as will Santa. We’ll have rolled paper on all of the tables with some art supplies—the kids can draw and do whatever. We’ll have pizza, hot chocolate, cupcakes—cupcakes and cookies, and bottled water. So, there will be plenty of things to eat.”
This is the third year of the Polar Bus Express, hosted by SEAT. The program will be held from 5 to 7 PM and is free to the public; however a canned food donation to be made to Christ’s Table is requested if possible.