About the Event: The Polar Express™ returns for another season of magical memories! 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 hot chocolate chefs, and listen to a reading of the story as they journey to the “North Pole.” Santa greets 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!
Train Dates, Times & Purchasing Tickets: Trains depart Portland for the North Pole select dates Thanksgiving through Christmas. All tickets for the Polar Express™ are sold through PortTix. Tickets go on sale in September of each year, and trains often sell out. Advanced Reservations are strongly encouraged. Please visit the PortTix website or call 207.842.0800 for ticket information.
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.
To Volunteer: Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (207)828-0814 for more information on positions and dates still available.
Become a Sponsor: For more information on becoming a sponsor view our Polar Express™ Sponsor Form or contact the museum to see how you can get involved!
Polar Express™ Photo Gallery: To see photos of our Polar Express™ event – Like us on Facebook.
Check out our promotional video below and learn more about the Polar Express™ at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum:
Special thanks to our 2015 Event Sponsors!