THE POLAR EXPRESS™ TRAIN RIDE IS BACK WITH REAL TRAIN TRIPS AT ST. LOUIS UNION STATION FOR CHRISTMAS 2022

St. Louis — September 8, 2022 — Tickets go on sale today at 9 a.m. for THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride at St. Louis Union Station at www.stlpolarexpressride.com.

The real train rides — a St. Louis holiday tradition — are rolling to the North Pole again to tell the magical story of a boy’s search for the real meaning of Christmas. The train rides begin at St. Louis Union Station on November 18 and continue through December 30, 2022.

Coach tickets for this St. Louis holiday event begin at $35 and may be purchased online at www.stlpolarexpressride.com. First Class and Premium seats also are available. Prices vary by day, time and ticket class. Group tickets are available for groups of 10 or more. 

Trains will depart St. Louis Union Station at 4:30, 6:00 and 7:15 p.m. every night during the season. Trains also run at 8:30 p.m. on selected dates.

The beloved story of The Polar Express comes to life when the real train departs for a round-trip journey to the North Pole led by a cast of talented characters, including the boy, the hobo, the Conductor, dancing chefs and Santa and his elves. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away for a one-hour trip to meet Santa. It’s an immersive, family-oriented experience that will create lasting holiday memories. 

The Pancakes With Santa holiday meals in Union Station’s beautiful Grand Hall also are returning for the 2022 season. The meals will be held on November 19, 20, 26, 27 and December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, and 24. Guests will experience a unique 3D light show on the Grand Hall ceiling and enjoy pancakes topped with strawberries and whimsical whipped cream Santa faces. Guests can take their own photos with Santa during the breakfast. Seatings begin at 8:30 and 10 a.m.

Passengers can book holiday rides on the St. Louis Wheel and an adventure at the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station where Santa and his elf will dive in Shark Canyon on selected dates. Guests can enhance the magic by staying overnight at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, a Curio Collection by Hilton, in a decorated holiday suite. Get hotel information and train tickets at www.STLpolarexpressride.com

St. Louis Union Station is located at 201 S. 18th Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. Follow on social media @unionstationstl. Phone inquiries: (314) 942-6942.

5 Places To Visit If You Just Need Some Rest And Relaxation

Life can sometimes feel relentless. There are so many responsibilities and things you have to do, this list is endless. That’s particularly the case if you have kids. The amount of free time you have to just rest and enjoy life simply doesn’t exist. 

Unfortunately, daily stress can take its toll on your body and mind. People who constantly grind away without giving their bodies a break eventually get sick or burn out. 

The good news is that there are multiple locations all over the world offering a chance for worn-out dads to relax and unwind. Here’s where you need to go:

Cape Elizabeth, Maine

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Cape Elizabeth in Maine gets a little cold in the winter, but it’s a wonderfully peaceful place to go if you want to rest and relax. What could be better than exploring the region’s rugged landscape and 19th-century lighthouses? Indulge in classic New England architecture and then head down to one of the many beachfront cafés for lobster. 

Lake Louise, Alberta

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Lake Louise in Alberta is about a thousand miles from anywhere. This isolated body of water offers stunning scenery that evokes a sense of peace. There are some places to stay nearby. However, if you go, it is better to take your accommodation with you. Check out Adria camper vans for sale and find one that fits your family’s needs. 

The lake is at its most spectacular when wind speeds drop to zero. When this happens, the surface of the lake remains perfectly still and, like a mirror, reflects the mountains around it. 

Rio Celeste, Costa Rica

Outside of San José, Costa Rica is an overwhelmingly rural country. And while tropical in nature, you can find some natural wonders that look spectacular. One of these is the Rio Celeste in the Tenorio Volcano National Park. The water looks bluer than usual but that isn’t just because it’s clean. Instead, it has to do with the volcanic chemicals that it absorbs on the way down to the valley. 

Seven Sisters, East Sussex, UK

People tend to think of the UK as a crowded island with no open countryside, but that simply isn’t the case. In fact, the government and authorities strictly enforce the green belt, meaning that most buildings are crammed into town boundaries. As such, the landscape remains wild and untamed, even in the highly populated south. 

If you go out of London to the English Channel, you’ll come across what looks like paradise on Earth. The Seven Sisters are the white cliffs that the country is so famous for. Formed by limestone deposits from sea creatures living millions of years ago, these geological formations provide the perfect backdrop for feeling more relaxed and happier about life. Plus, you can also see plenty of sheep grazing in bucolic green fields. 

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

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Lastly, we have the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, one of the most famous tourist destinations on the planet. Here you’ll find warm waters in the middle of the country’s frozen wasteland, powered by rich underground lava fields. On clear nights, you can spot the Northern Lights. 

Memorial Day Weekend at City Museum Service Members Get in Free with a Paid Admission, May 27 – 30

Music from Air Force Band’s Midwest Winds, May 27 at 2 p.m.

St. Louis — May 23, 2022 — City Museum is celebrating service members with free admission for members of the military accompanied by a paid admission on Memorial Day weekend, May 27 – 30, 2022. 

Memorial Day weekend, City Museum is open from 10 a.m.until 6 p.m.on Friday; 10 a.m.until 9 p.m.on Saturday; 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday; and 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Monday. 

At 2 p.m. on Friday, May 27 the Midwest Winds will entertain guests with songs inspired by the experiences and exhibits found on City Museum’s four floors. 

The Midwest Winds woodwind quintet is an ambassador of the Air Force Band of Mid-America, providing a highly professional product to communicate esprit de corps and render honor to the Air Force and country. The group offers a wide range of musical literature from classical and contemporary music to marches and patriotic crowd pleasers to light popular music.

This performance is free with General Admission.

For more information, visit www.city museum.org. City Museum is located at 750 N 16th St., St. Louis, MO 63103. On social media: @citymuseum.

Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures: Tickets on Pre-Sale Today

St. Louis, MO – May 17, 2022 — Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures will whisk families away on an immersive getaway chock-full of magical participatory moments.

Featuring new and classic tales, this multi-generational experience visits Chaifetz Arena, September 23 – 25.  

Disney On Ice Preferred Customers can purchase advance tickets starting today, May 17, to get the best seats available before tickets go on-sale to the general public on May 24. Fans can still sign up to become a Disney On Ice Preferred Customer and get exclusive access to the pre-sale offer code.

Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and his pals for a high-octane ride in Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures. Exciting twists and turns await as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and guests of all ages embark on an interactive and memory-rich adventure to iconic Disney destinations.

See the world from the rooftops of London with Mary Poppins and Jack and his band of dancing lamplighters. Travel to the sun-soaked Motunui and help Moana restore the heart of Te Fiti. Set off on a safari and snap unforgettable photos of wild cheetahs and monkeys when guests traverse through the Pride Lands with Simba, Timon and Pumbaa. Discover a whole new world and be swept up in Aladdin’s princely parade filled with spectacular stunts, magical moments with Genie, and a brand-new song from Jasmine that will render the audience “Speechless.” 

Mosey on over to a larger-than-life comedic carnival and team up with Woody and Bo Peep as they search for their new friend Forky. Fans will hit a high note with Mickey and pals while singing along to beloved Disney tunes as they welcome Merida, Belle, Ariel, Mulan and Tiana to the ice. Families should be prepared for a getaway jam-packed with unexpected hijinks and surprise, up-close character interaction as Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures makes a pitstop right in St. Louis!

Event Location: Chaifetz Arena, 1 South Compton Avenue, St. Louis, 63103

Dates and Times of Performances:

Friday, September 23 at 7 PM

Saturday, September 24 at 11 AM 3 PM 7 PM

Sunday, September 25 at 11 AM 3 PM

For ticket prices and to purchase tickets visit www.disneyonice.com

*Ticket pricing is subject to change based on market demand. 

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