If you have a little one who loves The Polar Express film and book at Christmas time then you may want to take the opportunity to go aboard The Polar Express train this Christmas!
If you're looking for the ultimate Christmas train experience, look no further than a Polar Express train ride. The Polar Express experience is a fabulously festive day out for families in the UK. With 11 Polar Express locations in the UK to choose from, there is bound to be one fairly nearby.
Most tickets are already available to purchase but you'll have to be quick, they sell out pretty fast.
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In case you haven’t heard of the Polar Express Christmas train ride
experience, it is based on the beautiful Christmas story by Chris Van
Allsburg – The Polar Express.
This book of course was also made into a film which features Tom Hanks.
During the train ride, you will meet characters from the film. The main characters you will meet are the Polar Express conductor, the singing chefs and Santa.
The experience will include singing and dancing, a hot drink and a cookie and a meeting with Santa. Each passenger will receive a Polar Express themed gift at the end (usually a silver bell).
Where are the Polar Express Train Ride locations in the UK?
There are currently ten Polar Express train ride locations in the UK where you can find a Polar Express Train Experience.
Here are the Polar Express Train ride locations in the UK in 2023.
South Devon Railway Polar Express dates: 24th November – 23rd December 2023.
Norfolk Polar Express dates: 11th November to 23rd December 2023.
Yorkshire Polar Express dates: 10th November to 23rd December 2023.
Seaton Tramway Polar Express dates: 24th November – 24th December 2023.
Telford Polar Express dates: 24th November to 21st December 2023.
Embsay & Bolton Abbey Polar Express dates: 18th November to 24th December 2023.
Spa Valley Polar Express dates: 17th November to 23rd December 2023.
Caledonian Railway Polar Express dates: 19th November to 17th December 2023.
Birmingham Polar Express dates: Weekends in December to 23rd December 2023.
Polar Express Edinburgh dates: 30th November to 22nd December 2023.
Booking is now open for all of these locations so be sure to move fast as tickets tend to sell pretty quickly.
You don’t have to wear your pyjamas on the Polar Express trains like they do in the book and the film, but wearing Polar Express PJs will help you to get into the spirit of the Polar Express experience and is encouraged by the Polar Express train operators.