• The Polar Express Train Ride

All Aboard for an Unforgettable Family Experience

Rail Events Inc. was established with these goals in mind – to create family memories and preserve history. By creating licensed railroad events for young families and children, we are working to build interest in trains with young people around the world.

About us

Event Licensing

Rail Events Inc. coordinates licensed special events, event promotions, merchandising, and related activities to railroad and museum operators throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

COVID-19 Update

DURANGO, Colo. (Sept. 22, 2020) — Understandably, we have received many inquiries about the status of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride and whether events will return to markets across the US, Canada, and the UK during the 2020 holiday season.

Each event location is independently owned and operated and will make their own decision as to whether they will operate in 2020 based on requirements from federal, state, and local health authorities. A full list of licensed hosts can be found on our Locations page. Hosts who have announced they are not operating THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride this season have been marked “Returning 2021”.

Locations that are hosting THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride in 2020 are placing additional emphasis on enhanced health and safety measures that include physical distancing, reduced occupancy limits, cleaning procedures, and face coverings. Other event adjustments may be required, so please check with your local host railroad for a complete list of changes due to COVID-19.

We recognize that your experience on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride may be different this season, but we are confident that our valued host railroads will continue offering a magical adventure full of holiday cheer. For those of you not able to join us in 2020, we will miss seeing your smiling faces and look forward to welcoming you back in 2021.


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