North Pole Express

Experience the Magic of the Holiday Season

Every winter, the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad brings families the journey of a lifetime on a magical Christmas train ride. Experience the holidays with newfound joy as you and your children board our train and get whisked away to the North Pole and pick up Santa Clause to save Christmas. From caroling, to milk and cookies, hot cocoa and cider, everyone can relive the magic this winter. Come see what else you’ll experience when you ride the North Pole Express train!

On the Train:

  • 75-minute interactive train ride
  • Milk and Mrs. Claus’ famous cookies
  • Storytelling
  • Christmas caroling
  • Santa boards train at the North Pole
  • Every child receives a gift from Santa

At the Station:

  • Event barn with activities
  • Letters to Santa
  • Coloring stations
  • Great photo ops
  • Nativity with live animals
  • Hot cocoa, snacks as well as s’mores pits*

*Additional cost “Cash Only”

Class Comparison

Bring your family and friends on the North Pole Express train for an adventure to the North Pole and meet up with Santa Clause to save Christmas! This Christmas train ride will be a memory your loved ones will keep for ages to come. This season make the North Pole Express your families Christmas tradition.

First Class:

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Book First Class

Standard Coach:

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Book Standard Coach

*During The North Pole Express excursions restrooms on board the train are closed due to live production in the isles and winterizing of the train, please be sure to use the restrooms or porta potties at the station prior to departure*

North Pole Express Cancellation Policy

North Pole Express Cancellation Policy:
NPE Ticket sales are non-refundable. If you need to cancel, an in-house credit can be held for a future excursion (subject to availability- Excluding third party vouchers) through October 31st, 2024. If Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad cancels a trip due to inclement weather, we will do our best to reschedule your party on another 2023 North Pole Express trip. If no reschedule can be made, an in-house credit will be held until October 31st, 2024.
*Full credit in both First Class and Standard Coach can be held only if cancellations/date changes are made one week prior to the excursion date. If cancellations & date changes are less than one week prior to the excursion, a $10 service fee per ticket will be charged to reschedule.

*All North Pole Express In-House Credits from the 2022 season, expire on October 31st, 2023.

*North Pole Express Ticket reschedules can only be made for the same North Pole Express season (NPE). NPE tickets cannot transfer to NPE the following year.