Tickets go on sale Aug. 15 for Polar Express at Union Station



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Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. for The Polar Express Train Ride at St. Louis Union Station.


More information and tickets for the popular holiday tradition are available at


The real train rides — a Midwest holiday tradition — travel to the North Pole again this year to tell the magical story of a boy’s search for the real meaning of Christmas. The train rides begin at St. Louis Union Station on November 17 and continue through December 30, 2023. Early ticket buyers will have the best choice of available dates.


Trains will depart St. Louis Union Station at 4:30, 6:00 and 7:15 p.m. every night during the season except Thanksgiving. Trains also run at 8:30 p.m. on selected dates. Prices vary by date and ticket class. More information is available at


Families can make their holiday getaway complete by enjoying a decorated hotel room at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, a Curio Collection by Hilton.


The beloved story of The Polar Express comes to life when the real train departs for a round-trip journey to the North Pole led by a cast of talented characters familiar to everyone who loves the classic movie and book, including the Boy, the Hobo, the Conductor, dancing and singing chefs and, of course, Santa and his elves.


Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away for a one-hour trip to meet Santa. It’s an immersive, family-oriented experience that will create lasting holiday memories. 


St. Louis Union Station is located at 201 S. 18th Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. Follow on social media @unionstationstl. Phone inquiries: (314) 942-6942.

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