Take THE POLAR EXPRESS™ to the North Pole this festive season at Swanage Railway!

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Get ready to take THE POLAR EXPRESS™ to the North Pole this festive season at Swanage Railway!

Introducing THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride: A Magical Journey to the North Pole from Swanage Railway.

Prepare to embark on an extraordinary adventure as THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride comes to Swanage Railway in Dorset for the first time.  Step aboard this enchanting train experience and be transported into the captivating world of the beloved film.

Immerse yourself in a theatrical day filled with joy, surprises, and endless fun for the whole family.  Get ready to sing, dance, and witness the magic unfold while indulging in delicious hot chocolate.  Dress in your comfiest pyjamas and let the festive atmosphere surround you, creating unforgettable memories.

Don't miss out on this extraordinary journey that will run from November 17th to December 30th 2023.  Tickets for this location in Dorset are exclusively available on, so secure your spot now and embark on this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Tickets are on sale at 9am Friday July 14th 2023 and demand is expected to be huge.  THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride has become a beloved Christmas tradition in the UK, with over 300,000 guests taking the magical trip at 11 locations in 2022.  Worldwide, over 1.4 million guests enjoyed this enchanting experience last season.

During the one-hour train ride, expect to be immersed in festive fun, accompanied by beloved songs and characters from the film.  As it is Christmas, and with magic filling the air, you never know who you might encounter or receive a special gift from.  Just be sure to stay on the good list!

The steam train will take up to five journeys each day, with seven carriages: Rudolph, Blitzen, Comet, Dasher, Prancer, Vixen, and Cupid, the accessible carriage.  For locomotive fans, the carriages include a beautiful 1930s Maunsell coach (Rudolph), and five 1950s, British Railway Standard Carriages.  THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride promises to be an unforgettable experience for all ages.

“We are delighted to be working with Fused Events and Crosstown Concerts to bring the magic of the THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride to the Swanage Railway this Christmas”. - Swanage Railway Chairman, Trevor Parsons. 

“THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride has been a smash hit in the UK and we are thrilled to add Swanage Railway to our roster of locations this Christmas season.  The team in Dorset will host a fantastic event and we can’t wait to experience their live recreation of the classic story.” - Rail Events Inc. Marketing Director, Jamie Ryan.

For full details and FAQs, please visit Crosstown Concerts and to book tickets please visit See Tickets.


THE POLAR EXPRESS and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s23)
Based on THE POLAR EXPRESS book and characters © & ™ 1985 by Chris Van Allsburg. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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