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The Polar Express

"Tickets On Sale July 1st- Midnight"


THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride will follow all local, state, and federal health orders for preventing COVID-19 spread..

All Aboard The Polar Express at the Delaware River Railroad Excursions operated by the non profit New York Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society. Families have been traveling to ride this very special edition of The Polar Express from all over the world.These trips sell out fast, last year in under 15 minutes! Tickets will go on sale July 1st at midnight ( 11:59 PM June 30th)
Inspired by the run-away hit movie produced by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. and the award winning book by Chris Van Allsburg, this holiday favorite comes to life as you and your family take a ride on The Polar Express.
Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, families are sure to enjoy their trip complete with hot chocolate and cookies served on board the train. Passengers will then be entertained by a reading of the Polar Express. Santa will greet the children and each child will receive their own sleigh bell, just like in the movie, to those who BELIEVE.
Experience the joy of singing songs with our roaming hobos, be amazed at our Juggling Chef and make your wishes in person to Santa himself!
The Polar Express in Phillipsburg, New Jersey is sure to become an annual holiday tradition for the whole family. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the ride and join in on the magic of Christmas.

Please visit our Polar Express FAQ page here for more information about seating and site specific information.



The Train

Enjoy a one hour and forty five minute ride that is a recreation of the movie.  The train is beautifully decorated with over 2 miles of lights! While on board feel free to visit our snack bar and gift shop.

Mr. Claus

Santa will visit with each family and you will have a chance to take picture as well. If you so desire our professional photographers will take your picture and print them out on site!


Chef's, Jugglers, Singing Hobo's , Elves and the big man himself! there will be more entertainment than you can handle!

Ticket Sale

This trip sells out in a matter of hours. Tickets go on sale this year at midnight  July 1st  (June 30th at 11:59 pm).





This is our second time going to the Polar Express and we loved it. It's whimsical feel makes even the adults become children again. My kids had so much fun as always! Can't wait for next year.

December 11, 2016:

This was our first time riding The Polar Express. Our family of 5 has older kids - 14, 12, & 9. Everyone had an amazing time and I'm sorry it took this long for us to go. Inside the train is decorated with Christmas lights and was very festive. The entertainment was continuous and fun! Magician, jugglers, plate spinner, elfs, Santa, train conductor, ticket puncher, guitarist, bango player. We had upper level seats and would definitely choose lower level next time but the staff and entertainment included us in everything. My 14 y/o said he didn't really want to go because he thought it would be babyish but afterward he said he had a great time and wanted to go again next year. Parking is offsite with buses and trolleys to take you to the train and then to take you back to your car. Wait times each way were less than 5 minutes.

November 27, 2016:

We enjoyed The Polar Express train ride 5 years ago when our first grandson was 3 years old. We all love the story, and have watched the movie literally hundreds of times. Since then we've taken our expanding family on another Polar Express train in another location, but it wasn't nearly as special as this one. This year we came back to Phillipsburg and brought our younger daughter's fiancй and his whole family ~ 19 of us in all ~ and once again we found it to be a fabulous experience for all generations! I would very highly recommend it!

December 11, 2016:

I have taken my son on the Polar Express about four times and this one by far was the best! I love the added addition of the elf! His energy and enthusiasm was over-the-top! I hope you guys bring him back! And I loved this year's Santa! He has the energy needed to engage the children and help make their experience fun!

By Car

Located at the intersection of Interstate 78 and Highway 22  we are exactly 73 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia. Please click here for directions.

By bus

Transbridge Lines operates into Easton Pennsylvania. The bus station is under one mile away, just a short taxi ride or walk. Click here for the bus companies web site.

By Taxi/cabs

Via Uber or local taxi companies we are just  a short ride from the bus station in Easton Pennsylvania.

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