An important St. Louis holiday tradition is bringing joy to families this year. THE POLAR EXPRESS™ train ride returns to St. Louis Union Station for the 2022 holiday season.
This year the beautifully decorated trains take you on a journey to the North Pole as you interact with the Polar Express characters, Santa Claus and his elves. THE POLAR EXPRESS™ is the magical story of a boy's search for the real meaning of Christmas, based on the beloved children's book.
Begin your journey at St. Louis Union Station Train Park, where you will meet the Conductor inviting you to board THE POLAR EXPRESS™ train ride. Set to The Polar Express motion picture soundtrack, this unique holiday experience transports passengers into the magic of the beloved holiday classic.
Families are encouraged to wear their holiday pajamas for the experience. Once aboard the train, it leaves Union Station and you will enjoy a reading of the classic book, then receive some freshly brewed hot chocolate from our chefs and a tasty cookie. Soon you will arrive at the North Pole where Santa Claus boards your train and visits every good little boy and girl to give them the magical gift of Christmas.
If you are in need of an accessible seating please call us directly at (314) 942-6942 for more information and bookings.
TRAIN CAR TIERS
COACH: Forward facing (airline style) seating. Rows of 4, 2 seats on either side of the aisle
FIRST CLASS: Pods of four seats facing each other with a small table in between. Sold in groups of four with a commemorative Polar Express mug (must purchase a seat for everyone in your party) Includes complimentary digital photo download.
PREMIUM UPPER DOME CAR: Mix of booth seating and set of captain’s chairs. Seats located on 2nd Level. Full 360 degree view with glass windows in Dome area. Each seat comes with a commemorative Polar Express mug (must purchase a seat for everyone in your party) Includes complimentary digital photo download and Polar Express Gift Shop Retail Credit.
PREMIUM DOME CAR: Lower Lounge: Lower level premium seating with lounge style seating in a spacious area. Each ticket comes with a commemorative Polar Express mug (must purchase a seat for everyone in your party) Includes complimentary digital photo download and Polar Express Gift Shop Retail Credit.
Make an entire evening out of it and stay at the historic St. Louis Union Station Hotel – a Curio Collection by Hilton
Coach Tickets: $35-$50
First Class Tickets: $55-$75
Premium Tickets: $55-$85
Coach Tickets: $45-$60
First Class Tickets: $60-$85
Premium Tickets: $65-$95