Polar Express Tickets Still Available

The Polar Express™ on Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Climb aboard for this magical journey to the North Pole. Along the way, elves will read you the story, you will sip on hot cocoa and enjoy a cookie. After reaching the North Pole, Santa will join us for the return trip where he will give out the first bell of Christmas. Tickets are just $35 for ages 1 and up. The trip is 7:00 pm – 9 pm and departs from either Akron Northside Station, Rockside Station in Independence or JUST ADDED: Canton Lincoln Highway Station!!

Polar Express tickets will be sold on-line only this year.
Tickets are on sale NOW! Including for the newly added Canton Lincoln Highway Station departure.

See below for an updated list of dates still available for Akron and Independence departures.
Canton will be departing December 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19th!

Dates that tickets are still available*:

Akron Northside Station:

November 18 all cars
November 19 all cars
November 23 all cars
November 24 in car 168 only
November 30 Cars 161 and 168 only
December 1 Cars 161 and 168 only
December 7 Car 161 only
December 8 Cars 161 and 168
December 10 Car 167

Rockside Station

November 18 all cars
November 19 Car 169 only
November 30 all cars except 163
December 1 Cars 165, 166, 167 and 169
December 2 Cars 167, 169
December 3 Car 169 only
December 7 Cars 166, 167 and 169
December 8 Cars 167 and 169
December 10 3 seats in Car 166 only
December 19 4 p.m. departure, Car 165

**Subject to change minute by minute!

Visit http://www.cvsr.com/polarexpress.aspx for the most current information and further details regarding the event.

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8 Responses

  1. We’re really excited to try this with our 2 year old this year, but I’m curious…does it matter which “Car” you’re in? I’m wondering since those that are still available are listed but I couldn’t find any information on their site. Thanks!

    • Hi Jessica,

      We haven’t done the Polar Express yet, but from what we could tell riding on CVSR for the Thomas the Train events, there is no difference between cars. My guess is they tell you what cars are available so that if you want to meet up with someone on the train, you can make sure to buy tickets for the same car if you don’t buy the tickets all at once.

      Hope this helps!

  2. Is the polar express for all age ranges? I want to take my 8 and 10 year olds?

  3. How early do we have to arrive to ensure sitting together

    • I wish I knew! We will be going for the first time this coming weekend, so hopefully the group of 8 of us who are going will get to sit together! I’ll let you know, unless of course you’ve already gone, in which case, maybe you can give me some advice?

  4. Hey ladies!

    We went a few weeks ago and I’ll give you a few bits of advice:
    1. to sit a large group together, get there early (we got there at 5:30 and got a great group of seats together). if there are only 3 or 4 of you, you can easily find seats together if you get there at 6. some groups had to put their kids on their laps in order to sit everyone together, just an fyi.
    2. when you walk onto the train, sit on the side closest to the parking lot (where you enter). that’s where the little village is located so it’s easier to see (although everyone moves to let the kids see, and the train slows down too).
    Have fun! our 3 1/2 year old loved it!

  5. For those who are looking for answers for 2011, we did end up going on the Polar Express this past Christmastime. We arrived about a 1/2 an hour early and the 8 of us were able to sit together, though we were not on the side of the car that faces “the North Pole” when you arrive. It didn’t really matter anyways, because all of the children go over to that side of the train to look out the windows and no one seems to mind. It didn’t seem like there was any big difference regarding which car you were assigned to, though I did notice we were in the car next to the one where you could purchase souvenirs and popcorn. Not sure if that was planned since we didn’t buy the tickets. They did have souvenir Christmas ornaments you could purchase which was nice. We went on a Sunday evening.

    One suggestion that our friends and I hadn’t thought of, if you bring your copy of “The Polar Express” and a Sharpie, you can have your book autographed by Santa!

    Also, looked like many of the kids had matching PJ sets, and I was surprised by how many grown ups were wearing pajama pants as well! It’s a great activity for any child or adult who “believes”. :) Hopefully we get the opportunity to go again in 2011!

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