Heads up Polar Express fans! Tickets go on sale for The Polar Express Train Ride at Union Station Tuesday, September 17th at 5 a.m.
PLUS new this year passengers can experience the NEW St. Louis Wheel, Carousel and Mini Golf before or after the ride. St. Louis Union Stations new restaurant, Soda Fountain, will also be open for the holiday season.
If you haven’t been on the ride yet.. 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. The Polar Express season begins on November 29 and continues through December 30, 2019.
Set to the motion picture soundtrack, the train ride will transport passengers into the magic of the beloved holiday classic as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™. Once onboard, hot chocolate and cookies are served by dancing and singing chefs as passengers read along with the children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg.
Santa and his helpers greet passengers at the North Pole, board the train, and give each child the first gift of Christmas — a silver sleigh bell. On the way back to Union Station, chefs lead passengers in singing Christmas carols.
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.
This year four different classes of seating are offered:
-Coach Family: Seating facing each other, beginning at $35 on select days.
-Coach: Forward facing seating, beginning at $40.
-Deluxe: Seats facing each other with a commemorative Polar Express Mug starting at $55.
-First Class: Table Top Seating sold in groups of four with a commemorative Polar Express mug, starting at $60.
Guests can also save 20 percent on their Polar Express Train Ride tickets when they purchase a hotel package at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, a Curio Collection by Hilton. The hotel package includes four tickets on The Polar Express Train Ride and deluxe accommodations or an exclusive holiday-decorated suite with special turn-down service for the complete seasonal experience.
More information about dates, fares and excursion times is available by calling 314-942-6942, or by visiting www.STLPolarExpressRide.com. Families are encouraged to wear their holiday pajamas for the ride.