Nov. 16 – Dec. 30
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Tickets are available for train departures November 29 – December 30.
Here is a very special chance for you and the entire family to experience the magic of The Polar Express, the classic children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. THE POLAR EXPRESS™ comes to life on a journey to the enchanted beauty of “the North Pole”—where Santa Claus and his reindeer are waiting with a keepsake present for every good boy and girl. Looking for tickets for a group of 20 or more? Visit our Group Tickets page.
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride departs from St. Louis Union Station for a 45 minute adventure to the North Pole filled with magic, songs, and cheer.
Parking will be located in the main St. Louis Union Station lot located right off 18th Street. Guests will come through the main entrance where they will receive a white parking ticket. Guest will follow signage and flaggers to THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride event parking area inside the secured parking lot.
Event parking will be $5.00 per car. Parking vouchers will be available inside the ticket depot and merchandise tent. Upon departure guests are instructed to show the parking attendant their white ticket and $5 voucher. Cash and major credit cards are acceptable
It is recommended that reservations are made as soon as your group knows which date and time you would like to attend. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly for this popular event.
1820 Market Street St. Louis, MO 63103
A check-in desk will be located in the Depot/Tent area and passengers are required to check in prior to boarding. It is required that guests arrive approximately one hour prior to their departure time. There will be a number of fun activities for families to enjoy while waiting. Guests receive a POLAR EXPRESS™ souvenir golden tickets at check-in. Boarding will begin 30-minutes prior to departure. Train doors close approximately 5 minutes prior to departure and trains will not be held for those arriving late. Trains depart and return to the same location at St. Louis Union Station.
Event parking will be $5.00 per car. Parking vouchers will be available inside the ticket depot and merchandise tent. Upon departure, guests are instructed to show the parking attendant their white ticket and $5 voucher. Cash and major credit cards are acceptable.
Children 2 and under are free if they will be sitting on the lap of a ticketed passenger. If the child will be sitting in their own seat they will require a ticket.
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