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(LAST CHANCE) The Polar Express Train Ride at St. Louis Union Station

November 17, 2023 @ 12:00 am - December 30, 2023 @ 12:00 am


LAST CHANCE to experience the Polar Express Train Ride at St. Louis Union Station on December 29-30!

The real train rides — a Midwest holiday tradition — travel to the North Pole again this year to tell the magical story of a boy’s search for the real meaning of Christmas. The train rides begin at St. Louis Union Station on November 17 and continue through December 30, 2023. Early ticket buyers will have the best choice of available dates.

Trains will depart St. Louis Union Station at 4:30, 6:00 and 7:15 p.m. every night during the season except Thanksgiving. Trains also run at 8:30 p.m. on selected dates. Prices vary by date and ticket class.

Families can make their holiday getaway complete by enjoying a decorated hotel room at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, a Curio Collection by Hilton.

The beloved story of The Polar Express comes to life when the real train departs for a round-trip journey to the North Pole led by a cast of talented characters familiar to everyone who loves the classic movie and book, including the Boy, the Hobo, the Conductor, dancing and singing chefs and, of course, Santa and his elves.

Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away for a one-hour trip to meet Santa. It’s an immersive, family-oriented experience that will create lasting holiday memories.

Buy your tickets here!


November 17, 2023 @ 12:00 am
December 30, 2023 @ 12:00 am
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St. Louis Union Station
201 S. 18th Street
St. Louis, MO 63103 United States
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(314) 942-6942