All Aboard the Polar Express!

Relive the magical journey of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ on an hour-long train ride to the North Pole.

It doesn’t matter where the train is going. What matters is deciding to get on.
— The Polar Express

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ is pulling into the California Railroad Museum offering good boys and girls a Train Ride in Sacramento not to be missed. It consists of six separate cars pulled by two vintage diesels from the California State Railroad Museum’s collection. Guests will enjoy hot chocolate and yummy cookies as you ride along with many of the story’s characters such as the Train Conductor, the Dancing Waiters, and a ghostly Hobo. Once you reach the North Pole, the jolly old elf — Santa himself — will come on board to give each passenger a silver sleigh bell, the “first gift of Christmas”.

Get ready to believe! Tickets for the California State Railroad Museum's annual holiday THE POLAR EXPRESS™ train rides go on sale to Members of the California State Railroad Museum and Railtown 1897 only on September 26-28, 2017. See Member Advance Ticket Sales below for details.

October 1, 2017
General Public Ticket Sales start at 9:00 a.m. and are sold ONLINE ONLY!