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December 2, 2022 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2022 @ 5:00 pm CST

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Polar Express Train Ride is back on the railway! Savor the holiday cheer and the magic of the classic story as you journey through the “North Pole.”  

Enjoy hot chocolate, sing along to the music of the motion picture soundtrack, and listen to a reading of the timeless children’s book. Then, watch children’s and adults’ faces light up when Santa and his elves hop aboard the train at the North Pole, greeting everyone and giving them gifts.

Plus, there will be carolers, dancing chefs, and other characters to join you on this adventure – just like in the film.


The 2022 season’s information will be announced soon. Click here for further updates.

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Located at Chicago Union Station.

Covid-19 Information

All guests aged two years and older must wear face masks while on the train and in indoor public spaces.

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Experience Polar Express Train Ride

All aboard the Chicago Union Station Polar Express Train Ride this holiday season. This magical one-hour trip to The North Pole is for all who believe.

Guests on board will get to live out the retelling of the timeless Christmas tale. Enjoy the season's joy with warm cocoa, treats, and special gifts. On top of that, the train ride features an array of festive activities, including reading The Polar Express, music from the motion picture soundtrack, dancing chefs and carolers, and more.

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Create new holiday traditions with a trip on The Polar Express. Also, you can make a vacation out of your package with a Chicago Vacation Package.


December 2, 2022 @ 8:00 am CST
December 31, 2022 @ 5:00 pm CST
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