As the vintage steam train leaves Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Station, your magical and classic holiday journey into Christmas Eve begins. Once aboard the Polar Express Train Ride, you and your family will be swept away into an elaborate holiday fantasy, complete with hot chocolate, a light show, holiday music, and, of course, Santa.
Based on the popular book (affiliate link) by Chris Van Allsburg, the adventure runs daily from November 19th, 2021 through January 1st, 2022. Dress for winter weather and plan for a grand 2-hour adventure. The train ride lasts approximately 65 minutes and you can even come in your pj’s if you like.
There are 3 seating classes:
- Premium First Class
- Deluxe Class
- Standard Class Coach
There are typically three departures per evening, at 5:15 pm, 6:50 pm, and 8:25 pm, though sometimes only two are scheduled. Anything goes to make this train ride a holiday adventure you will never forget. Tickets for The Polar Express are sold online and must be purchased well in advance.
If you can’t make it this season, consider another train ride on the Durango & Silverton NGRR.
Address: 479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
Date: November 19, 2021 – January 1, 2022
Admission: Reservations required