This nature excursion, from our Utica Station, is guaranteed to reawaken your senses. Relax and soak up the colorful sights while aboard vintage train coaches. Please note: This is not the Polar Express
All Aboard The Polar Express!
Live the magic of the classic Polar Express™ Train Ride story with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Depart from Utica’s Union Station and travel north while being served hot chocolate and cookies.
When you arrive at the North Pole, Santa will board the train visiting with each family, and giving each child their first gift of Christmas in the form of a Silver Bell, just like in the book or movie!
Bring your Pajamas!: 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!
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.
Cocoa First Class Ride
For a first class ride, travel to the North Pole in our Cocoa Class car! Our hot chocolate chefs are the hosts for you in our first class car. Families are served cookies and hot chocolate in souvenir mugs while being seated at table seating. Santa visits with each and every family during the return trip.
Each first class table seats four people. We ask you to please make note that if you are not purchasing tickets in groups of four, you may share a table with another party. This allows us to accommodate groups of all sizes.
If you wish to be seated with another party please purchase tickets in one transaction or put in notes when you place your order. You can also place order over the phone 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.
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.