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.
- 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."
"So close to the movie an event we will never forget."
-Liz Mcleod Bender
"This far surpassed our expectations."
"They truly believe we went to the north pole!"
"All the details were exquisite and just made the night magical!"
"Such an amazing family memory."
"It was worth every single penny."
"It was just like being in the movie!"
"Well done and in great detail."
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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 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.