Adirondack Scenic Railroad Polar Express Ride
Travel north from Utica’s Union Station and become engulfed in Christmas magic on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad Polar Express.
The Polar Express lit up and ready for a trip to the North Pole. | Photo from Adirondack Scenic Railroad Polar ExpressThe Polar Express lit up and ready for a trip to the North Pole. | Photo from Adirondack Scenic Railroad Polar Express
Live the magic of the classic Polar Express™ Train Ride story with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. The two-hour, round-trip journey departs from Utica’s Union Station, traveling north to the North Pole.
What to Expect on the Polar Express
Along the way, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, interact with the Hot Chocolate Chefs, and listen to Liam Neeson’s reading of The Polar Express™, by Chris Van Allsburg. Arriving at the North Pole (Holland Patent, NY), Santa will board the train, spending time with each and every family during the return trip and giving children the first present of Christmas, a silver bell—just like in the book and movie!
Children (and parents!) are encouraged to come in pajamas. Don’t forget your camera- you’ll want to capture the memories of your time with Santa!
Ride in “Cocoa Class” to the North Pole
On this first-class experience, Cocoa Class passengers will be accompanied by Mrs. Claus and the Hot Chocolate Chef. The hostess’ will serve families cookies and hot chocolate in souvenir mugs while being seated at table seating. During the return trip, Santa will visit with each family.
Adults: $31 – Off Peak, $35 – Peak
Youth (2-12): $27 – Off Peak, $31 – Peak
First Class Seating
Youth (2-12): $48
How to Get to the Adirondack Scenic Railroad Polar Express
Experience these performances via Amtrak to Utica Station in Central NY—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount! From there, the Adirondack Scenic Railroad Polar Express conveniently departs from Union Station in Utica, NY—right where your Amtrak train arrives! Remember, the Adirondack Scenic Railroad Polar Express Ride departs at 4:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. so make sure to allow plenty of travel time!
Adirondack Scenic Railroad Cancellation Policy
The Adirondack Scenic Railroad does not offer refunds. If you are unable to make your scheduled departure, ride credit will be offered for the full amount paid for tickets, valid for up to one year, and subject to availability with a limit of two date changes.