Monticello Railway Museum

The Polar Express™

Tickets for The Polar Express™ 2015 go on sale at 8 AM Central Time on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Sorry, but we do not offer Polar Express tickets by phone or in person. Tickets are sold exclusively online.

NOTE: Tickets are expected to sell out very quickly; during the last two years, tickets to this event sold out in a matter of minutes.

For 2015, Polar Express™ will be offered on eight dates over four weekends in late November and early December.

  • Saturday, November 14, 2015;
  • Friday, November 20; Saturday, November 21, 2015;
  • Friday, November 27, Saturday, November 28, and Sunday, November 29, 2015;
  • Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5, 2015.

Train times vary by date, but the basic times are 4:30, 6:00, and 7:30 PM. The train ride is approximately an hour in length.

Classes of service and ticket prices will be announced this spring.

Read along with the story as the train makes its round-trip journey to the North Pole. Meet Santa and enjoy caroling, hot chocolate, surprises and a treat. And, for those who believe, a special gift for each child. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas!

For more details, check out the Polar Express™ frequently asked questions, or visit If you have further questions, email us, or call us at 877-762-9011.