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December 3, 2021 @ 8:00 am - January 1, 2022 @ 5:00 pm CST
All aboard, next stop, the North Pole! For all of those who still believe and those who have never stopped, now is your time to recreate the spellbinding enchantment of the Polar Express.
The Chicago Union Station Polar Express Train Ride is an interactive theatrical experience that guarantees unforgettable festive memories.
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Train passengers will imagine themselves the heroes of the titular movie as they get to live out this live retelling of the beloved Christmas tale.
Your one hour train ride of make-believe and magic features:
- Thematic music from the motion picture soundtrack
- Delicious hot chocolate and Walkers Shortbread cookies
- Dancing chefs and carolers
- Fun, festive activities
- A passenger read-along of the original book
- A keepsake silver sleigh bell
Face coverings are required to be worn by everyone age two and older while on the train and in indoor public spaces. Face coverings must be worn for the entirety of the train ride except when guests are actively eating or drinking. Lap Infants who have not yet had their 2nd birthday ride for free with an Adult Guardian.
Safety and FAQ
- Health Measures: THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride will follow all local, state, and federal health orders for the prevention of COVID-19. Face coverings will be required for everyone age two and older due to our operation on trains classified as transportation conveyances by the CDC and TSA.
- Updated Show Content: It’s still THE POLAR EXPRESS™ experience we all love – just with a fresh new script and surprises for 2021.
- Amtrak Coach Seating: They have secured the same Amtrak coaches that were used at this event in 2018 and prior. Therefore, you will have two seats on each side of the aisle with ample legroom and tray tables. All seats face the same direction in each coach.
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