The magic of the Polar ExpressTM returns to the Adirondack Railroad for the 2024 season! Tickets for this one-of-a-kind train are on sale now! Tickets do sell fast, and to ensure accommodations on a specific date, book yours today!

The Polar ExpressTM will run from November 17th through December 18th, departing from Utica’s Union Station. Guests can look forward to hot chocolate and cookies while they enjoy a retelling of “The Polar ExpressTM” story. Guests will travel from Union Station to the North Pole, where Santa Claus himself will board the train and hand out the first gift of Christmas, the iconic “Silver Bell”. Guests are encouraged to wear their pajamas during this cozy and fun train ride. Remember to bring your camera to capture these special memories!

“We are so excited to continue our cherished Polar ExpressTM Train Ride,” said Frank Kobliski, President of the Adirondack Railroad. “This has become an annual tradition for many families from upstate New York and far beyond. By request, for the first time ever we have now added select Saturday daytime trips to accommodate our youngest passengers. We look forward to welcoming new families and making new memories with them this holiday season.”

The Adirondack Railway Preservation Society, Inc. (ARPS) operates the Adirondack Railroad. The New York corporation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer-based organization with main offices in Utica, New York. Since 1992 it has provided a memorable experience for more than 1.8 million passengers, operating on the former New York Central Adirondack Division located in upstate New York.