Exclusive, officially licensed gifts that were previously only available at THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride are now available to order online! Whether you are attending one of our events or enjoying a fun THE POLAR EXPRESS™ party at home, hop on board with our new and unique products. Quantities on popular items like pajamas are limited, so order now and complete your holiday shopping before time runs out. Visit www.raileventsretail.com to shop now.
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.
Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical one-hour trip to meet Santa. Once on board, car hosts will work their way through the coach and punch golden tickets before hot chocolate and a delicious cookie are served by dancing chefs. Passengers then read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg.
Santa and his helpers board the train to greet passengers and each guest is given the first gift of Christmas. During the trip, characters on each car lead fantastic onboard entertainment – just like in the film! Each guest will take home a keepsake sleigh bell in addition to the wonderful memories made on this magical trip. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the ride!