Premier Rail Collection is the nation’s largest operator of holiday rail events. From fully licensed experiences like The Polar Express ™ Train Ride, to events created by PRC tailored for railroad audiences, our scenic railroads are family favorite across the country during the holidays.

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Hood River, Oregon  | Palestine, TexasWolfforth, TexasBatesville, Mississippi | Saratoga Springs, New York | Santa Cruz, California | Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts | Weardale, UK | Dartmoor, UK

Group Rates Available in Standard Class

All Aboard! The Polar Express™ comes to life each holiday season as several of the Premier Rail Collection trains roll out of the station bound for the “North Pole!” Before arriving at the North Pole, recorded reading of the iconic book, The Polar Express, by author Chris Van Allsburg, is typically played as we turn the pages to share the beautiful illustrations in the original book. If families prefer to read along from their seats, books are available at the time of your ticket purchase and will be waiting gift-wrapped at the station. The Polar Express™ Train Ride magically arrives at the outskirts of Santa’s North Pole village, where Santa Claus himself and his elves joyously welcome the train!
During the return trip, Santa will greet each child with his signature holiday spirit and the first gift of Christmas: a bell cut from his sleigh. Each unique railroad has their own version of the North Pole, but they all guarantee the same kind of holiday wonder. THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is currently offered at the Mount Hood Railroad, Texas State Railroad, and the Saratoga & North Creek Railway as well as Stillwater, OK, Middleton, WI, Santa Cruz Boardwalk, Dartmoor Railway, UK and Weardale Railway, UK. As a bonus, the West Texas & Lubbock Railway, one of our freight railroads, creates The Polar Express™ each holiday season.