Join Us for a Magical Trip!

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Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical one-hour trip through the tunnels, rail yards, and neighborhoods along the Chicago River. Once on board, your car host will work their way through the coach and punch your golden ticket before hot chocolate and a delicious cookie are served by dancing chefs. Passengers then read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg.

Santa and his helpers board the train to greet passengers and each guest is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. During the trip, chefs on each car lead passengers in caroling and onboard entertainment – just like in the film! Each guest will take home a keepsake sleigh bell and souvenir THE POLAR EXPRESS™ tumbler in addition to the wonderful memories made on this magical trip.

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride departs from Track #1 on the North Concourse at Chicago Union Station. Passengers are required to arrive at least one hour before their listed departure time and check in at the new Burlington Room located in the Great Hall. Further event information is available in Frequently Asked Questions or by calling a reservations agent at 312-471-2501.

Location

Chicago Union Station

Did you have a great time on board? See where else the train can take you. Consider Amtrak for your future travel needs.