The Polar Express Train Ride at St. Louis Union Station. The classic Christmas tale comes to life at Saint Louis Union Station, November 18th through December 30th. Enjoy a real train ride, hot chocolate, Holiday songs, a Golden Ticket, and MORE! Several packages to choose from. BOOK SOON THEY SELL OUT FAST! See website for all the details and to purchase tickets.
Daily Departure Times: 4:30pm, 6pm, 7:15pm & 8:30pm. (Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day)
St. Louis Union Station, a St. Louis Landmark and a National Historic Landmark, was once the largest and busiest passenger rail terminal in the world. Designed by the famous St. Louis architect, Theodore Link, it first opened in 1894 and at the height of train travel, serviced 22 railways. In the 1940's, over 100,000 passengers a day came through the St. Louis Union Station.
Today, this National Historic Landmark of unmatched beauty and elegance has been dramatically restored and redeveloped. St. Louis Union Station houses The St. Louis Union Station Hotel, the St. Louis Wheel, and the St. Louis Aquarium, set in the former retail space.
St. Louis Union Station is the host to several events throughout the year. And during the Christmas season, The Polar Express leaves from Union Station for the ride to the "North Pole"!
Please check the website listed on each event to get the most up-to-date information.