Inspired by the hit movie, this holiday favorite comes to life  as you and your family take a magical trip on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride!

Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, families are sure to enjoy their trip to the North Pole, complete with hot chocolate and cookies served on board the train. Passengers are entertained by a reading of The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg and upon arrival at the North Pole, Santa greets guests and each child will receive their own sleigh bell - just like in the movie!

Experience the joy of caroling and holiday entertainment that will surely become an annual holiday tradition. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the ride and join in on the magic of Christmas!

Immaculate Conception Polar Express (Running in December)

The Annual ICS North Pole Express will leave the Newburyport Train Station for the North Pole on Saturday, December 3rd. The 70 minute round trip adventure includes cocoa and treats, and visits from musicians, Christmas characters, Santa and his elves.  Local storytellers will read “The Night Before Christmas” and a silver bell will be presented to each child.

Come in your pajamas or as you are. It is truly a magical experience for children and parents alike.  Remember to bring your camera!

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Cape Cod Central Railroad (Running in December)

All Aboard! THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride™ comes to life this holiday season as the Cape Cod Central Railroad rolls out of the Buzzards Bay station bound for the “North Pole!” Come early and climb aboard with your family to cozy up and enjoy our festively-decorated vintage train cars! Don’t forget to bring your camera! We can think of no better place than THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride to snap that favorite family holiday photo!

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Vermont Children's Trust Foundation (Running in December)

The Polar Express™ adventure begins in the Wing Building lobby at the bottom of King Street, (just South of Union Station), in Burlington, Vermont. Engineers welcome families into the south entrance of the Wing Building where they’ll await their train. Passengers are encouraged to wear pajamas. Each child is asked to donate a new or gently used children’s book to Santa’s sack. The Fletcher Free Library will be distributing the picture books in time for the holidays through the Library's Books for Children Gift Campaign. 

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Conway Scenic Railroad (Running November through December)

We offer trains in TWO different locations!  Join us in North Conway, NH or our Lincoln, NH station!

Join us on the family adventure of a lifetime aboard the magical Journey to the North Pole! The Journey to the North Pole offers a truly unique experience that only happens here in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire, with departures from North Conway during the holiday season in November and December each year.

For more information, including dates, how to purchase tickets, and hotel accomodations, please visit: 

You can also visit: to view our Lincoln, NH schedule.

Do you have another that we should add to the list? Let me know!