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POLAR EXPRESS The Train Ride at Railtown1897

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Date(s) - 12/06/2019
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


California State Parks and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) in Jamestown is proud to present THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride on Fridays through Sundays from December 6 through December 22, 2019.   Three festive train rides will be available each day the trains are running at 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Utilizing a festive locomotive decked out to reflect Christmas magic and headed to the North Pole, the staff at the Railtown 1897 SHP will go to great lengths to re-create the holiday experience depicted in the classic children’s book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. The holiday experience includes keepsake golden tickets, hot cocoa, festive holiday cookies, Santa Claus sightings and even the coveted silver bells – the first gift of Christmas for those who still believe in Santa Claus.

Ticket prices for THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride at Railtown 1897 SHP are as follows: $50 per person for coach seating and $70 for a VIP experience.

*An additional service fee of $6 per ticket will apply at purchase checkout.

Children under two years of age are free and must be seated on an adult’s lap during the ride. THE POLAR EXPRESS ™ Train Ride is a fundraiser for the California State Railroad Museum Foundation, which supports Railtown 1897 SHP. Advance tickets are available online only; for reservations, visit Additionally, more information is available on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride hotline at 209-984-3407.