Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 season of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ at Texas State Railroad. The first POLAR EXPRESS™ of the year heads to the North Pole on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Ticket prices start as low as $20 per child, depending on the date and time of departure.
The Palestine depot offers a festive holiday setting featuring lights, tinsel, garland and costumed characters sure to excite and inspire every child in your group … from age 2 to 92. The adventure is even more entertaining when families and friends show up in their pajamas! Make sure those PJs are warm and cozy…it’s cold up at the North Pole!
The magical story comes to life the minute the train departs the Palestine Depot for the journey to the North Pole. Every coach becomes a stage for a LIVE musical performance as the Cocoa Chefs serve hot chocolate and cookies while dancing and singing. Children are captivated as train staff recites the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. (Be sure to purchase a book along with your tickets so your child can read his/her own book along with the Chefs.)
Seats are limited in the exclusive Presidential Car where keepsake POLAR EXPRESS™ mugs, hot chocolate and cookies make this a truly magical experience. First Class features table-top seating for parties of four along with POLAR EXPRESS™ mugs, hot chocolate and cookies. Coach, with historic Pullman-style seating, hot chocolate and cookies, has large viewing windows, thrilling children as they get their first glimpse of Santa and the North Pole.
At the North Pole, Santa and his elves greet passengers and board the train. St. Nick gives everyone the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell (only believers can hear ringing!). On the ride back to THE POLAR EXPRESS™ train depot, Chefs lead passengers in singing joyous Christmas carols.
THE POLAR EXPRESS and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Based on THE POLAR EXPRESS book and characters TM & © 1985 by Chris Van Allsburg. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.