The Polar Express St Louis Train Ride

How To Get Polar Express St. Louis Tickets For 2019

All aboard the Polar Express! Polar Express St. Louis tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Christmas season. The popular train ride will return to Union Station between November 16th and December 30th.

The unique holiday experience was modelled after the popular book and movie. Locals and travellers alike scramble to get tickets each year, making it one of the best Christmas travel trips in the United States.

Looking for where to travel for Christmas? Look into getting tickets for the Polar Express St. Louis train ride.

What to Know About the Polar Express St. Louis

The Polar Express Train Ride Experience

Children and adults are welcomed aboard the Polar Express, which looks eerily similar to the version you see in the 2004 film of the same name.

Then, a train conductor begins the experience by reading from the book The Polar Express. Shortly after, characters come out and serve riders Christmas cookies and delightfully delicious hot chocolate.

The train then departs for the North Pole, where Santa and his trusty elves hop aboard. This is where things really start to get fun, as the whole crowd joins in for Christmas carols. Elves walk up and down the aisle and interact with the children, then Santa comes along and steals the show.

The Polar Express St Louis Christmas Train Ride Experience

How To Get Tickets To The Polar Express

Tickets for the 2019 Polar Express St. Louis experience go on sale today, September 16th, 2019. Children ages 2 and under can ride for free if they sit on your lap.

The train departs from Union Station every day at 4:30, 6:00, 7:15, and 8:30 pm. The train runs on Christmas Eve but not on Christmas Day. However, if you’re going to purchase Polar Express tickets for Christmas Eve, make sure you snag them fast, as they usually tend to sell out first.

When it comes to Polar Express ticket options, you can ride the Polar Express a few different ways. Coach Family seats will allow you all to sit facing each other. Deluxe seats come with a commemorative Polar Express Mug.

If you want to indulge and enjoy one of the most magical Christmas experiences, then book First Class tickets, as they each come with a unique Christmas mug and allow you and your friends or family to sit facing each other at a large table.

The most expensive tickets are Dome Car tickets. These are ideal for larger travel groups, as you’re booking a whole car with four booths, one couch, and eight fun swivel chairs.

Santa Visits Polar Express St Louis Riders

Where To Travel For Christmas

St. Louis is a great US travel destination for travellers looking for a great Christmas travel destination. The fact that the Polar Express departs from the city’s main train station is just the icing on top of the Christmas cake.

If you want to add to your Polar Express train experience, you can enjoy the season by attending one of the company’s Magical Meals.

These hour-long dinners are designed to further pump up the Christmas spirit, and they’re held each night the train departs from the station. 

Purchase a ticket and you’ll get to interact with the Polar Express characters in the Grand Hall, which looks as if Santa’s Workshop exploded all over the walls. Twinkling lights, decorative Christmas trees, and holiday treats are all on the menu, along with a 3D holiday light and music show.

Riding on the Polar Express is a magical experience, but participating in a Magical Meal is one of the best things to do for Christmas 2019.

Magical Meals Christmas Dinner for Polar Express St Louis

Elizabeth Thorn

Elizabeth has lived and worked in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, all of which have contributed to her passion for travel writing. When she's not writing, you can find her exploring little hideouts in Colombia or watching photography tutorials on YouTube.

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