Santa presents a bell to a young believer, Polar Express, Grand Canyon Railway, Williams, Arizona.

All aboard the Polar Express

Catch the excitement of an authentic Polar Express experience

 
Santa presents a bell to a young believer, Polar Express, Grand Canyon Railway, Williams, Arizona.
Santa presents a bell to a young believer, Polar Express, Grand Canyon Railway, Williams, Arizona. © Grand Canyon Railway

Holiday magic is on track aboard the Polar Express! First come to life in the pages of Chris Van Allsburg’s modern Christmas classic, the seasonal tale of faith and hope soon burst across the world’s movie screens. Before long, kids everywhere soon wanted to experience the magic of the Polar Express for themselves.

Believe, they did — that a magical train of their dreams could take them all the way to Santa’s land of elves and toys. So this holiday season, a lineup of over forty international railways will welcome believers of all ages on memorable sojourns to the joyful place where Christmas promises are kept and wishes are fulfilled.

Ready to catch the train? Polar Express trains are ready to depart from depots in Canada, the UK, and across the USA. Train types vary and include vintage steam trains, and diesel streamliners as well as more unusual Polar Express options like a tram or a bus!

Among the most unique departure locations are California’s Wine country, North Carolina’s Smokies, Colorado’s Rockies, as well as busy city stations like New Orlean’s Union Passenger Terminal, and Union Stations in Chicago and St. Louis.

Calling all true believers! Polar Express tickets are selling fast with limited availability for popular dates and times. NorthPoleTrains listings include up-to-date info on all scheduled Polar Express journeys. All authentic Polar Express events are denoted by the symbol of a glistening, golden bell .