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Passengers are invited to wear their pajamas on the train. Passenger cars are decorated for the holidays. The Conductor will punch each passengers train ticket.
En route to the North Pole:
The book, The Polar Express will be read. Music from The Polar Express movie will be played. Passengers are served hot chocolate and cookies by chefs.
At the North Pole, and the return portion of the train tour:
Santa Claus and elves await the passengers at the North Pole (passengers just watch but do not leave train at this portion of the trip). Santa Claus and elves then board the train. Elves will be in each train car and will entertain passenger's and lead them in singing Christmas carols. Santa Claus moves through each train car, will greet each child, giving them their own personal silver bell.
Passengers will board the Polar Express train at the Saratoga Station. A gift shop with select Polar Express items is also set up inside the depot.
Any unsold tickets for that day's ride will be available at a first come, first served basis at the ticket counter beginning at 4:00pm. We highly recommend advance reservations to ensure availability and that your party can be seated together.
26 Station Lane
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-6067
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Prices for each class are based on demand and occupancy. Please select a date and time of departure to see the most current pricing.
Unfortunately, due to the popularity of this train tour, there are no refunds, reschedules or cancellations. Please be sure that when you make your reservation that you know exactly which date and which train time you wish to secure. The train can depart even in rain or snow.
There are no discount tickets available for this event.
Online or by phone: 877-726-7245
All ticket sales are final.
All tickets should be picked up at the will call window, at the Saratoga Springs Station, the same day of the event. Will-call opens at 4:00pm. Everyone attending must have a ticket, including children sitting on your lap under the age of two (a ‘babe-in-arms’ ticket can be obtained from our reservation agent or online.)