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 this holiday season. We are happy to report that the vast majority of events will return in 2021 - including several new locations!
Each event location is independently owned and operated and will make their own decision as to whether they will operate 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 2022”.
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride locations will follow all local, state, and federal health orders for preventing COVID-19 spread. Following CDC and TSA directives, face coverings will be required at most US locations while on the train and in indoor public spaces. This requirement is due to the majority of our hosts operating on trains classified as transportation conveyances by the TSA.
We recognize that your experience on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride may be slightly different this season, but we are confident that our valued host railroads will continue offering a magical adventure full of holiday cheer. All Aboard!
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!