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Adirondack Railroad Polar Express Ride | New York by Rail

november, 2022

18nov(nov 18)4:30 pm19dec(dec 19)7:00 pmAdirondack Railroad Polar Express Ride(november 18) 4:30 pm - (december 19) 7:00 pm Union Station, 321 Main St, Utica, NY 13501 Event Organized By: Adirondack Scenic Railroad

Event Details

Adirondack Railroad Polar Express Ride

Experience the thrilling ride on board the Adirondack Railroad Polar Express Ride — just in time for the holiday season.

Adirondack Scenic Railway | Polar Express

The Polar Express lit up and ready for a trip to the North Pole. | Photo Courtesy of Adirondack Scenic Railroad Polar Express/Cargo Law

Experience the holiday magic of the classic Polar Express book by Chris Van Allsburg and movie via the Adirondack Railroad Polar Express Ride in Central NY! Bring the whole family for this two-hour train ride. The journey departs from Utica’s Union Station, traveling north to the North Pole. You do not want to miss the magic of this train ride with the entire family!

What to Expect on the Polar Express

All family members are encouraged to come in their pajamas to relive the story in real life! Don’t forget to bring your cameras as well to capture the memories!

Ride in “Cocoa Class” to the North Pole

For a first-class ride, ride in the “Cocoa Class” car where the Hot Chocolate Chefs will serve you hot chocolate and cookies in souvenir mugs. In addition, Santa will be on the train spending time with each family. He will give every child the first present of Christmas, a silver bell, just like the one the boy received in the book and movie!

Ticket Information and Train Times

Coach Seating

Adults: $47; Youth (Ages 2-12): $39

First Class Seating

Adults: $68; Youth (Ages 2-12): $58

Departure Times: 4:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.

The Adirondack Railroad asks that guests arrive an hour before their departure.

Cancellation Policy: The Adirondack Railroad does not offer refunds, rides can be rescheduled 48 hours prior to departure time.

Dates for the Polar Express

November 19 – 20, 25 – 27
December 1-4, 8 – 12, 15-19

For more information on purchasing tickets, click here!

Do not miss out on the magical holiday story in real life via the Polar Express!

Take Amtrak to the Adirondack Railroad Polar Express

Experience this magical train ride via Amtrak to Utica Station in Central NY—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount!

From there, the railroad conveniently departs from Union Station in Utica, NY—right where your Amtrak train arrives! Remember, the Polar Express Ride departs at 4:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. so make sure to allow plenty of travel time!

Looking to explore Utica after your scenic train ride? Rent a car with Enterprise! Get picked up from Utica Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Utica office today at 315-736-0002.


November 18 (Friday) 4:30 pm - December 19 (Monday) 7:00 pm


Union Station

321 Main St, Utica, NY 13501


Adirondack Scenic Railroad 421 Broad St Suite 7, Utica, NY 13501