The Polar Express Train Ride


Polar Express

At the California State Railroad Museum

2014 Polar Express Train Ride

Relive the magical journey of the Polar Express on an hour-long train ride to the North Pole.

Enjoy hot-hot-hot chocolate and yummy cookies as you ride along with many of the story's characters;
such as the Train Conductor, the Dancing Waiters, and a ghostly Hobo.

Once you reach the North Pole, the jolly old elf -- Santa himself -- will come on board to give each passenger the "first gift of Christmas".


2014 Train Ride Dates:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 

November 28 - 30
Wednesdays through Sundays,
December 3 - 7; 10 - 14; 17 - 21

 Departure Times:
3:30 p.m.; 5:00 p.m.; 6:30 p.m.; 8:00 p.m.


Ticket prices for all ages 2 years and above:
Check back for 2014 pricing 

Children under 2 years of age are free and must be seated on an adult's lap. 

Member Advance Ticket Sales:
Members of the California State Railroad Museum and Railtown 1897 are eligible to participate in Member Advance Ticket Sales.


Resale of tickets is not permitted and is unlawful.
Please note, our policy strictly prohibits the resale or attempted resale of any ticket for the Polar Express Train Ride.
In addition, the use of public advertising - such as but not limited to eBay and Craig's List - to resell tickets is not permitted.
Either action will result in the immediate cancellation of the tickets and Museum membership, if applicable.


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