One thing about trains: It doesn’t matter where they’re going. What matters is deciding to get on.

-Polar Express™

Journey to the North Pole!

Join us for this magical trip where Waterloo Central Railway will be providing service to the North Pole onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride this holiday season. The magical story comes to life when the train departs the St. Jacobs Museum platform for a one hour round-trip journey to the North Pole.

Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™. Once onboard, hot chocolate and treats are served as passengers read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Santa and his helpers greet passengers at the North Pole and then board the train, where everyone is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. Chefs aboard each car will lead passengers in singing Christmas carols on the ride back.

All passengers will receive this Standard Package.

Pajamas for children of all ages is encouraged!

THE Polar Express™ Train Ride SCHEDULE

Trains depart from St. Jacob’s Village Station, Railway Museum & Restoration Shop at 50 Isabella Street, St Jacobs, ON. Ride duration is a hour round-trip to the North Pole.

TIMES

  • 5PM
  • 6:30PM
  • 8PM

DATES

  • Nov 15, 16, 17
  • Nov 22, 23, 24
  • Nov 29, 30 & Dec 1
  • Dec 6, 7, 8
  • Dec 13, 14, 15
  • Dec 20, 21, 22

Plan ahead for weather and road conditions as the train can’t wait. All THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Rides will run no matter what the weather is like. Doors open one hour prior to your departure. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure.

Planning to stay overnight? Check out nearby hotels.

"It was absolutely outstanding, from start to finish."

-Tanya Brown

"So close to the movie an event we will never forget."

-Liz Mcleod Bender

"This far surpassed our expectations."

-Rosalynn Pyette

"They truly believe we went to the north pole!"

-Donna Marie

"All the details were exquisite and just made the night magical!"

-Andrea Eygenraam

"Such an amazing family memory."

-Ashley Cooper-Pavliscak

"It was worth every single penny."

-Sherri McManus

"It was just like being in the movie!"

-Wendy McMurray

"Well done and in great detail."

-Vikki Dupuis

Types of Classes Available 

This season we are again offering assigned seating for the WCR THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Rides to allow you to choose your seating positions when purchasing your tickets.

Class Type Class Description Ticket Types Available
Coach Class Includes standard package as viewed on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride event page.
  • THE POLAR EXPRESS™ CHILD (2yrs – 10yrs)
  • THE POLAR EXPRESS™ ADULT
  • THE POLAR EXPRESS™ ADULT WITH INFANT 1YR & UNDER ON LAP
Premium VIP Car Includes standard Package as viewed on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride event page plus purchaser receives ceramic THE POLAR EXPRESS™ collectors mug, dated silver bell & carrying bag. Enjoy lounge seating and large windows.
  • THE POLAR EXPRESS™ VIP All Ages Pass
  • THE POLAR EXPRESS™ VIP WITH INFANT 1YR & UNDER ON LAP
Private Room This private room booking (car 15000) for 6 passengers includes standard Package as described on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride event page.
  • THE POLAR EXPRESS™ PRIVATE ROOM
Yellow Caboose Experience Includes standard Package as described on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride event page. Upper cupola seating accessible by ladder only; no child on lap permitted, valid for one Adult 18yrs & over only.
  • THE POLAR EXPRESS™ YELLOW CABOOSE CHILD
  • THE POLAR EXPRESS™ YELLOW CABOOSE ADULT
  • THE POLAR EXPRESS™ YELLOW CABOOSE CUPOLA (Upper seating accessible by ladder only, Adults ONLY due to ladder access)
Red Caboose Party Private booking for up to 30 guests including up to 6 infants 1yr & under on laps of adults. Includes standard Package. Upper 8 cupola seats for Adults 18yrs+ ONLY & ONLY accessible by ladder.
  • THE POLAR EXPRESS™ RED CABOOSE PARTY

If purchasing an odd number of tickets please position yourselves in such a way to respectfully allow for other patrons to potentially sit together. If you wish to specifically sit with friends and family we recommend that those tickets be purchased together at the same time to ensure your seating wishes.

NO REFUNDS, CHANGES OR EXCHANGES. We operate in all winter conditions.

Polar Express™ Merchandise

We’ve got great gifts for THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Rides!

There are mugs, snow globes, Polar Bears, fluffy blankets, pajamas, ornaments and more cool THE POLAR EXPRESS™ merchandise. Our pajamas feature classic THE POLAR EXPRESS™ images; families will be cozy wearing these pajamas while they ride the train to the North Pole!

Merchandise is available at the Train Store or for ticket holders at the station grounds through out your visit while supplies last. We accept Cash and Credit Cards only.

Official THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Rides are licensed by Rail Events Inc. on behalf of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Inc. Since 2005, Rail Events Inc. has held the exclusive license to operate THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Rides in the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

THE POLAR EXPRESS and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s18)

*We do not guarantee a nut free environment. Our cookies and hot chocolate do not come from peanut or tree nut free production environments and may contain peanuts or tree nuts.