• 479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
  • Tel: (970) 247-2733
  • Presented By: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
  • Dates: 12/4/2023, 12/5/2023, 12/6/2023, 12/7/2023, 12/8/2023, 12/9/2023, 12/10/2023, 12/11/2023, 12/12/2023, 12/13/2023, 12/14/2023, 12/15/2023, 12/16/2023, 12/17/2023, 12/18/2023, 12/19/2023, 12/20/2023, 12/21/2023, 12/22/2023, 12/23/2023, 12/24/2023, 12/25/2023, 12/26/2023, 12/27/2023, 12/28/2023, 12/29/2023, 12/30/2023, 12/31/2023
  • Location: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
  • Address: 479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
  • Phone: (970) 247-2733
  • Time: 4:55pm, 6:30pm, 8:00pm

Join the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for the holiday classic, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, a magical theatrical interpretation of the classic tale of a child's Christmas Eve journey to the North Pole featuring a journey on a steam locomotive.  Enjoy hot chocolate and a sweet treat while experiencing songs, stories, and fun on your way to the North Pole to pick up Santa!  Once you reach the North Pole, Santa will visit each coach and bestow the first gift of Christmas!  

First told in the award-winning book by Chris Van Allsburg, this is the story of a child’s Christmas Eve journey. It was adapted to the big screen in 2003. And now it comes alive each year with THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! All ages can enjoy the experience, warmth, and fun of the Christmas season on a special steam train trip to the North Pole! Certain dates and car types will sell quickly so you’ll want to book soon to reserve your preferred seating!

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is our most popular event of the year and is an annual holiday tradition for many riders. While the train excursion is roughly 65 minutes in duration, we recommend allowing 2 hours for the entire adventure so you can enjoy the full experience! The weather can be cold at the North Pole, so we recommend layering properly, even though all the cabins are heated aboard the train. As always, we recommend wearing pajamas to capture the Christmas spirit! Click below for more frequently asked questions about THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train.

Visit our website to view train fare and schedule. 

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