All aboard the Polar Express! Experience the holiday magic of the Adriondack Scenic Railroad train ride during November and December via the Polar Express!
Adirondack Scenic Railroad Polar Express Ride
Experience the thrilling ride on board the Adirondack Scenic Railroad Polar Express Ride — just in time for the holiday season.
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 Scenic 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 Adirondack Scenic Railroad Polar Express Ride
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 and Mrs. Claus 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
Adults: $46; Youth (Ages 2-12): $38
First Class Seating
Adults: $67.50; Youth (Ages 2-12): $57.50
Departure Times: 4:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Cancellation Policy: The Adirondack Scenic Railroad does not offer refunds.
Dates for the Adirondack Scenic Railroad Polar Express Ride
November 15 – 17, 22 – 24, 29 – 30
December 1, 4 – 8, 11 – 15, 18 – 23
For more information on purchasing tickets, click here!
Do not miss out on the magical holiday story in real life via the Adirondack Scenic Railroad Polar Express Ride!
Take Amtrak to the Adirondack Scenic Railroad Polar Express
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. & 6:30 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 15 (Friday) - December 23 (Monday)
321 Main St, Utica, NY 13501
Adirondack Scenic Railroad 421 Broad St Suite 7, Utica, NY 13501