The Polar Express

2022 The Polar Express

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Come Aboard The Polar Express

All Aboard! Experience the magic of the famed holiday story come to life. Riders are encouraged to wear their favorite pajamas and partake in caroling and a reading of the classic story on their way to the North Pole. All riders will receive hot chocolate and a holiday treat before Santa and his helpers board the train to give each rider the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell.

The Polar Express Train Ride runs Wednesday Through Sunday, with some exceptions.
Trains depart at 5PM, 6:30PM and 8PM.

Standard Rates
November 17 – December 11, 2022

Premier Rates
December 14 – December 23, 2023

2022 Polar Express Season

VIP Parlor Car

Tickets $60 – $70 + Historical Fee
*Infants 24 months and under ride free when sitting on parent’s lap.

Experience the magic aboard The Polar Express™ “VIP – Parlor Car”, the Ardelle Mae. The fully restored Ardelle Mae is a luxury coach car built in 1907 by American Car and Foundry. Experience the wonder of your journey in the luxury of comfortable seating in this unique experience.

This VIP nighttime train ride is an hour long and includes an extended visit by Santa, hot chocolate served in a keepsake ceramic THE POLAR EXPRESS™ mug and a special holiday treat served while traveling to the North Pole.  Passengers also receive a keepsake silver bell, entertainment and a reading of The Polar Express™ story.  Children and adults are encouraged to wear their pajamas.

VIP Private Room

Private Room for up to 15 – $1,100 to $1,350 + Historical Fee
*Infants 24 months and under ride free when sitting on parent’s lap.
Capacity: No more than 15 seats available. 

This premier experience includes a private room which allows for 15 passengers to ride to the North Pole inside a historic car. Riders are required to purchase the entire room which includes 15 tickets valid for adults or children. Your ride includes hot chocolate and a special holiday treat. Passengers also receive a keepsake silver bell, entertainment, a reading of The Polar Express™ story and a visit with Santa Claus. Children and adults are encouraged to wear their pajamas.

Deluxe Coach Private Table 

Per Table (4 People) $180.00 – $240.00 + Historical Fee
Space allows for 4 adults seated at a table with 2 bench seats.
Capacity: No more than 4 seats available.  

The Deluxe Table option includes an hour long ride to the North Pole inside a historic table car that seats 4 adults per table. Riders are required to purchase the entire table – half tables are not available. Your ride includes hot chocolate and a special holiday treat. Passengers also receive a keepsake silver bell, entertainment, reading of The Polar Express™ story and a visit with Santa Claus. Children and adults are encouraged to wear their pajamas.

Coach

Bench (up to 2 seats) $60 – $80 + Historical Fee
*Infants 24 months and under ride free when sitting on parent’s lap.
*Purchase of the entire bench is required – half benches are not available. No exceptions. 

Experience the magic aboard The Polar Express™. This evening train ride departs from Carson City. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies and your own keepsake silver bell while enjoying non-stop entertainment and listening to the story of The Polar Express™. Your child will see Santa too, as he visits every car during the evening. Passengers are encouraged to wear their pajamas.