Polar Express

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

(Dennison, Ohio) – With the holidays quickly approaching, The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum is celebrating the return of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride in Dennison, OH!

This immersive family-oriented experience hosted over 1.4 million riders at 54 locations in the US, Canada, and the UK in 2019. Popular dates and times are expected to fill quickly, but seats are now available for departures Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 3rd, 4th, and 5th and 10th, 11th, and 12th. Tickets are on sale now at dennisondepot.eventbrite.org 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 local volunteers. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a ninety-minute round trip to meet Santa. Once on board, the conductor will work his way through the coach and 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. Santa and his helpers board the train to greet passengers and each child is given the first gift of Christmas. During the trip, characters on each car lead fantastic onboard entertainment – just like in the film! Each guest will take home a 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!

While here for THE POLAR EXPRESS­­TM there is so much to do! Including local eateries, downtown shopping, and local craft vendors set up across the street. There are endless photo opportunities around the Depot and on the train to capture your magical family moments. If you’re riding on Friday at 6 pm or Saturday or Sunday at 2 pm or 6 pm, be sure to catch the elf parade approximately 45 minutes prior to the ride time right in front of the Depot as the elves board the train to start their journey! Visit the Museum’s Whistle Stop Railway Gift Shop to purchase the perfect souvenir to remember your magical trip to the North Pole.

Exact dates, times, and fares are available by visiting dennisondepot.org or calling 740.922.6776. Ticket prices range from $45 to $80, depending on the date and time of the ride. Tickets can be purchased by visiting Eventbrite: dennisondepot.eventbrite.com

Polar Express Page on Website: https://dennisondepot.org/polar-express/

Depot Phone Number: (740)922-6776


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, and the United Kingdom.


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 2019, the company licensed events that hosted over 1.4 million guests at 54 partner railroads in the US, Canada, and the UK. 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 Dennison Railroad Depot Museum

The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum sits halfway between Columbus and Pittsburgh and on the National Defense Railway route. Over 1.3 million servicemen were served at a trackside canteen during WWII. That is how Dennison got the nickname Dreamsville, USA with its friendly service offering a free cup of coffee and a sandwich to all the soldiers who passed through. Today, the museum offers a fully restored Depot that was built in 1873, an extremely rare WWII Hospital car, a model train display, and more! Be sure to visit the museum to hear all of the stories and memories created here.



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