Polar Express Package
All Aboard! Your family will remember this magical round trip journey to the North Pole aboard the historic Durango and Silverton Railroad on The Polar Express! This holiday train ride is a family tradition for many and great fun for kids (and adults) of all ages. Wear your PJs, listen to the story, drink hot chocolate, sing Christmas Carols, and receive the first gift of Christmas from Santa!
Combine discounted lodging with your train tickets and save with the Polar Express Package. Stay one night or more in accommodations that range from budget-friendly to deluxe hotels and condos. Choose from varied locations including historic downtown, near the train station.
If you have time, add other fun winter activities to your stay. A great way to kick off the holiday season!
2019-2020 Polar Express Schedule
Inspired by the award-winning book by Chris Van Allsburg and the hit movie starring Tom Hanks, this holiday favorite is fun for the entire family as it brings the magic of the Polar Express™ story to life. Just like in the story, kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas and the conductor yells “All Aboard” as your trip to the North Pole departs the train depot. Concessionaires (dressed in chefs’ coats and hats) will serve hot chocolate and cookies. The Polar Express™ story will be read and heard over the sound system as a helper walks up and down the aisle of each train car sharing the illustrations of the book.
As the train arrives the North Pole, the lights will dim, and an announcement is made to start watching for Santa. The North Pole will be lit with thousands of Christmas lights and Santa and his helpers will be there waving at the passengers of the Polar Express™ as it pulls in. Santa will greet the children, and for those who believe, there’s a special gift for each child, just like in the story. While Santa is moving through the cars, a helper passes out song books and leads the group in festive Christmas carols on the return trip.