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Climb Aboard the North Pole Express

Take a train to a magical holiday experience.

The North Pole Express is a Scituate, MA tradition that takes children on a festive train journey to the North Pole. Now in its ninth year running, the event gets more and more popular every holiday season.

Tickets went on sale October 1st. This event sells out fast, so pre-buy your tickets in order to take part in the winter fun!

Learn About the Polar Express Train Ride

The train ride is between 60 and 90 minutes long. The train departs from Greenbush Commuter Rail Station at various times throughout the day on December 11, 2016:
9:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:40 p.m., and 4:40 p.m.

For the 12:30 p.m. time, a car will be available for special needs children and their families if they would prefer a more relaxed environment with the same experience.


Once aboard the train, there’s a lot of fun in store for the duration of the ride.

Children will hear a story time tale, “The Polar Express,” while enjoying milk and cookies. There will also be Christmas caroling, and special guests will be popping up, such as Santa’s elves, Rudolph, Mrs. Claus, and even jolly Santa Claus himself.

Santa will be giving out a “first gift of Christmas” to each child aboard the train.

To really get in the spirit of the event, kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas aboard the polar express train ride!

Pre-Buy Tickets to Assure a Spot on the Train

Tickets may be available for purchase at the train station 45 minutes prior to boarding (cash only), but this is not guaranteed, as trains usually sell out. Grab your tickets online and get them early to make sure you and your family get a spot!

Remember to book your stay with us at the Inn at Scituate for holiday festivities in the area.