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The Chehalis Centralia Railroad will begin service to the North Pole onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride, starting Saturday, November 21. Weekend rides are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Rides are at 3:00pm, 5:00pm and 7:00pm. The magical story comes to life when the train departs The Chehalis Railroad Depot at 1101 SW Sylvenus Street, Exit 77 in Chehalis for a 1-hour round-trip journey to the North Pole.  Midway between Seattle and Portland.

Due to restrictions from the COVID19 pandemic, we have limited seating to 50% capacity to ensure social distancing. Masks are required unless sipping on cocoa or eating cookies. Our Conductor and entertainers will make special efforts to ensure your ride is comfortable and safe. Santa will make sure your experience is memorable and delightful. Individual cancelations will be allowed on a case by case basis if you or your children are feeling ill. We do not want to compromise anyone’s health.

Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™. Once onboard, hot chocolate and treats are served as passengers listen to the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Santa and his helpers greet passengers at the North Pole and then board the train, where each child is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. Chefs aboard each car lead passengers in singing Christmas carols on the ride back to the Depot.

The journey begins November 21 and runs through December 20 on select dates. Exact dates, fares, and excursion times are available by visiting SteamTrainRide.com. Ticket prices for all ages are $38. 2 and under ride free. Families are encouraged to wear warm clothes and bring blankets… it is cold at the North Pole!

The Santa Holiday Train is a traditional favorite. This daytime ride option is available at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays beginning November 28 till December 20. Ride with Santa for a 30-minute journey during the day. The cost is $15 per person. 2 and under are free.