Passengers on The Polar Express™are treated to a fanciful trip to the North Pole aboard a real train. Children are greeted by Santa and his helpers and then whisked away on a magical expedition inspired by Chris Van Allsburg’s popular children’s book, “The Polar Express.” Once on board, families can sip hot cocoa while listening to the motion picture soundtrack. Children will also be presented with a silver sleigh bell and will be invited to join a sing along, led by singing chefs. As in the book, passengers are encouraged to wear their pajamas.
Trains depart St. Louis Union Station at 4:30, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Coach tickets start at $39, first class at $59 and premium at $75. Note that premium tickets are sold in groups of four only. For more information call 314-942-6942 or visit STLPolarExpressRide.com.
Dinners in Grand Hall will feature 3-D light displays and visits by Santa's elves and other holiday characters. The holiday buffet is served at 5, 6:30 and 8 p.m. on days when The Polar Express™ is running. The cost is $25 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under and free for 2 and under.
St. Louis Union Station is at 1820 Market St., St. Louis, MO, 63103.
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