Ticket Prices:
Coach Seating:

Youth (2-12):

First Class Seating:
Youth (2-12):

Departure Times:
4:30pm & 7:00pm

Departure Dates 2018:


  • 17th & 18th
  • 23rd, 24th & 25th
  • 29th & 30th


  • 1st & 2nd
  • 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th
  • 13th, 14th, 15th & 16th
  • 19th, 20th, 21st & 22nd

Children under the age of two ride for free and are seated on the parent’s lap.

Online sales reflect actual inventory.

Purchasing in even numbers is recommended but not required.

Live the magic of the classic Polar Express™ Train Ride story with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. This trip is approximately 2 hours round trip. Depart from Utica’s Union Station and travel north while being served hot chocolate and cookies, interacting with Hot Chocolate Chefs, and listening to a reading of The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, by Chris van Allsburg. When you arrive at our North Pole (Holland Patent, NY), Santa will board the train, spending time with each and every family during the return trip and giving children the first present of Christmas (a silver bell, just like in the book or movie!)

For a first class ride, travel to the North Pole in our Cocoa Class car!  Our Hot Chocolate Chef’s will be the hostess’ for you in our first class car. Families will be served cookies and hot chocolate in souvenir mugs while being seated at table seating. Santa will visit with each and every family during the return trip.

Children (and parents) are encouraged to come in pajamas. Don’t forget your camera- you’ll want to capture the memories of your time with Santa! Join the many families who come back to see us every year!

If you wish to be seated with another party please give us a call at least 3 days in advance of your ride at 1-800-819-2291 and let us know all the groups involved. We will put a notation on any orders needed to let us know who you would like to be seated with.   We will make every attempt to fulfill these requests with the proper notice.  

Each first class table seats 4 people.  We ask you to please make note that if you are not purchasing tickets in groups of 4, you may share a table with another party.  This allows us to accommodate groups of all sizes.

In order to ensure that you are able to travel on your desired dates, please make reservations early as this event sells out every year.

Please be advised this trip is wheelchair accessible for standard size chairs. The maximum door opening width is 26 inches wide. Please make sure to measure your wheelchair before you make a reservation. If you have any questions or would like to reserve wheelchair seating, please contact the office toll-free at 1-800-819-2291.

Restrooms on the train are not wheelchair accessible, however there are wheelchair accessible restrooms in all of our stations.

Cancellation Policy: The Adirondack Scenic Railroad does not offer refunds.

Utica Station

Departure Location:
Utica Union Station
321 Main Street
Utica, NY 13501

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