In a lot of my local Facebook groups, everyone has been asking, when do the Polar Express Train Ride St. Louis tickets go on sale?! This is a highly popular event here in St. Louis and you’ll be able to grab your tickets online on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 9 a.m. at www.STLPolarExpressRide.com!
Polar Express Train Ride St. Louis
The Polar Express Train Ride’s magical story of a boy’s search for the meaning of Christmas comes to life when real trains departs St. Louis Union Station for a 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 cookies 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 each child is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. Chefs aboard each car lead passengers in singing Christmas carols on the ride back to St. Louis Union Station.
Polar Express Train Ride St. Louis Cost and Dates
Trains depart St. Louis Union Station at 4:30, 6:00 and 7:15 p.m. Trains also will run at 8:30 p.m. on selected dates.
Riders may choose from two classes of service on The Polar Express — Coach and First-Class. Coach tickets start at $45. First-class tickets are priced at $69. First-class ticket holders will receive a Polar Express mug and will be seated at four-top tables on the train. Guests can save 20 percent on The Polar Express Train Ride tickets when they purchase their tickets with a hotel package with rooms at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, a Curio Collection by Hilton.
More information about dates, fares and excursion times is available by calling 314-942-6942, or by visiting www.STLPolarExpressRide.com.
Polar Express Train Ride St. Louis Dinners
St. Louis Union Station also will host a series of magical holiday dinners in the beautiful Grand Hall of the historic train station during the Polar Express season. Featuring 3-D light shows projected on the ceiling and visits with Santa’s elves and holiday characters, the dinner sessions are available on selected days when the Polar Express Train Ride is in operation. Dinners are served buffet style with separate adult and children’s selections priced between $20 and $25. Children ages two and under are complimentary. An elaborate holiday dessert buffet accompanies the dinners. Reservations for the 5:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. dinners may be purchased online at www.STLPolarExpressRide.com. Tip: Select dates for the Magical Meal first, then purchase train tickets for the same date.
St. Louis Union Station is located at 1820 Market Street in downtown St. Louis. Parking is available in the Union Station lot at 18th and Clark for just $5 for all Polar Express ticket holders.