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The Polar Express Train

November 20 - January 3

Event Description

Our premier event of the year, The Polar Express Train, is selling fast! Be sure to choose your date and car type and book now. Certain dates and car types will sell quickly and you'll want to be first to book!

Book now to secure your space for the whole family. Make it your holiday tradition to bring the whole family to take the magical journey to the North Pole on the Polar Express Train! Seats sell quickly for this very special event, especially premium seats.

The award-winning book comes to life through the chefs, hobo, conductor, the Hero Boy, Billy, Santa and all the elves on this historic steam train! All passengers will enjoy hot chocolate and a treat served by your personal chefs who will also read the The Polar Express story on the way to the North Pole to pick up Santa! While Santa visits each car, your chefs will lead you in specially selected Christmas carols on the return to Durango. All the kids aboard the train will receive a special gift from Santa!


The award-winning book by Chris Van Allsburg and adapted to the big screen in 2003, the story of a child's Christmas Eve journey comes alive onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! All ages can enjoy the experience, warmth and fun of the Christmas season on a special trip to the North Pole!

Note: Due to COVID-19, we've shortened the event and made other changes for increased safety purposes. We are practicing ticketless operations. Golden souvenir tickets will not be available at the ticket office but will be distributed during the event. We ask that passengers arrive no earlier than 1/2 hour before their train departure. Masks are required and must be worn by everyone 10 and older. The North Pole will be located at the depot and in the museum this year. Train cars will be running at reduced capacity. While seating is assigned, we reserve the right to modify seating assignments as needed to assure social distancing. No groups of 20+ will be allowed per car regardless of traveling together.


Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

479 Main Ave
Durango, CO 81301