Chris Van Allsburg's book The Polar Express comes to life when the train pulls out of the station with your family on board this
November 26 & 27, December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, and 18, 2022 at 3:00pm, 4:15pm, 5:30pm, and 6:45pm.
Please click the reservation system link below for ticket availability and ticket times.
Tickets are $44 per person, all riders require a ticket regardless of age
The train will transport you to the “North Pole” where Santa will be waiting. Experience the joy of watching the children's faces when the train arrives at the North Pole.
At the North Pole, Santa will board the train. There will be caroling, sing-alongs with professional musicians making this what will surely become an annual holiday tradition for the whole family
Departure Location: Jon Duerr Forest Preserve,
35W003 Route 31, South Elgin, IL
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Boarding Location: Jon Duerr Forest Preserve
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