B&O Railroad Museum  
Justice Gray
901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223 

Do You Believe? THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride Returns to Baltimore! 

Tickets Now Available for a Magical Experience at the B&O Railroad Museum 

With the holidays quickly approaching, The B&O Railroad Museum is celebrating the return of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride in Baltimore! This immersive family-oriented experience hosted over 1.2 million riders at 50 locations in the US, Canada, UK, and Australia in 2021. Popular dates and times are expected to fill quickly, but seats are now available for Nov. 25-27 & Dec. 2-4, 9-11, & 16-19. Tickets are on sale now at and guests are encouraged to book soon as this beloved holiday tradition is expected to sell out. 

The adventure comes to life when the train departs for a round-trip journey to the “North Pole” led by a cast of talented actors. Passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™. Once on board, the conductor will punch golden tickets before hot chocolate and a delicious cookie are served by dancing chefs. Passengers then read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. During the trip, characters on each car sing Christmas carols – just like in the film! Each guest will take home a keepsake sleigh bell and souvenir golden ticket in addition to the wonderful memories made on this magical trip. Just like the kids in the book, families are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the ride! 

Exact dates, times, and fares are available by visiting Ticket prices range from $47 to $90, depending on the date and time of the ride and train class for seating. 

About THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride 

Official THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Rides are licensed by Rail Events Inc. on behalf of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Inc. Since 2007, Rail Events Inc. has held exclusive license to operate THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Rides in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia. 


THE POLAR EXPRESS film is based on Chris Van Allsburg’s classic Christmas picture book, which tells the story of a boy who takes a magical Christmas Eve train ride to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa. First published by the Houghton Mifflin Company in 1985, The Polar Express became an instant family favorite and has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. In 1986 it won the prestigious Caldecott Medal for Illustration.    

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products 

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, the Wizarding World, Looney Tunes, and Hanna-Barbera. 

The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world. 

About Rail Events Inc. 

Rail Events Inc. is the industry leader in rail-related special events management. In 2021, the company licensed events that hosted over 1.2 million guests at 50 partner railroads in the US, Canada, UK, and Australia. Rail Events Inc. and Rail Events Productions are wholly owned subsidiaries of American Heritage Railways, which is the premier operator of heritage railroads in the United States. 

About the B&O Railroad Museum 

The B&O Railroad Museum, the birthplace of American railroading, located in Baltimore, Maryland is a full affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and a National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Site. It is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American railroading and its impact on American society, culture, and economy. The Museum is home to the oldest, most comprehensive collection of railroad artifacts in the Western Hemisphere including an unparalleled roster of 19th and 20th century railroad equipment, the 1851 Mt. Clare Station, the 1884 Baldwin Roundhouse and first mile of commercial railroad track in America. In 2019, the Museum welcomed guests from all 50 states and 40 countries. For further information on the B&O Railroad Museum, please call 410- 752-2490 or visit   

THE POLAR EXPRESS and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s22) 

Based on THE POLAR EXPRESS book and characters © & ™ 1985 by Chris Van Allsburg. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved. 


Knoxville, TN

We did the train ride and our guide on board was excellent (history/information for the parents).

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