Polar Express Returns for Another Year of Magic

POLAR LOGOThe popular Polar Express train ride returns to Portland this holiday season! Tickets for the 2014 Polar Express go on sale Tuesday, September 23rd!  Trains sell out quickly, so be sure to reserve your seats early.

About the Event: The Polar Express returns to Portland for a 7th season in 2014! The fun begins at the Ocean Gateway Visitor Center, which serves as our train depot for this event. Holiday decorations inside the train add to the festive atmosphere as guests on board meet the Conductor, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies served by our hot chocolate chefs, and listen to a reading of the story as they journey to the “North Pole.” Santa will greet children aboard the train while passengers sing along to carols as they travel back to the train station!  The Polar Express is the largest annual fundraiser for the museum.  Thank you for your support! Check out the promotional video below to learn more about our event:

Where to Arrive: All Trains Depart from the Ocean Gateway Visitor Center.  This is where passengers board the train.  The museum is NOT open during the event.

Frequently Asked Questions: For answers to common questions about the Polar Express visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Train Dates, Times & Tickets: Trains depart Portland for the North Pole select dates Thanksgiving through Christmas. Prices range from $25-$40 per person. All tickets for the Polar Express are sold through PortTix. Please visit the PortTix website or call 207.842.0800 for ticket information.

To Volunteer: If you are interested in volunteering for the Polar Express, please fill out the Polar Volunteer Application 2014 and return to the museum.  Please Note – most volunteer shifts are full!  Contact the museum for available dates and times! 

Polar Express Photo Gallery: To see photos of our Polar Express event – Like us on Facebook.