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.