The California State Railroad Museum Foundation is excited to announce tickets for THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride for this holiday season go on sale to the public on Friday, October 11 at 9 a.m. for experiences on the Sierra Railway at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown.

Tens of thousands of Northern California families enjoy festive and nostalgic rides aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride each holiday season. Pulled by a historic locomotive and headed to the North Pole, dedicated staff and volunteers from the Museum, Park & Foundation go to great lengths to re-create the holiday experience depicted in the classic children’s book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. The holiday train ride experience includes keepsake souvenir tickets, hot cocoa, festive holiday cookies, Santa Claus sightings and even the coveted silver bells – the first gift of Christmas for those who still believe in Santa Claus.

 The festive and fun train rides kick-off on Friday, November 29 at both locations. After that initial holiday weekend, train rides are available Friday through Sundays in Jamestown through December 22. In Jamestown, trains depart at 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. & 7 p.m. Train ride tickets prices must be purchased online, and the cost may be dependent on the train car selected and timing of the ride, depending on the location. THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride tickets are available from as low as $40 per person and as low as $50 per person (coach seats in Jamestown) in addition to a ticket service charge of $6 per ticket.  Children under two years of age are free and must be seated on an adult’s lap. Group and first-class experiences are also possible, based on availability.  

 To find our more information and/or purchase tickets for THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, please visit www.californiarailroad.museum or www.railtown1897.org.