Polar Express Tickets Blackstone Valley Rhode Island

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How to enjoy THE POLAR EXPRESSTM Train Ride in the Blackstone Valley.

  1. Gather your family and choose the best date for your experience.

  2. Choose the train car that you would like to enjoy.

  3. Choose your seats in that car.

  4. Check out, print your tickets and put them in a safe place.

  5. Arrive at THE POLAR EXPRESSTM Train Ride Station at 1 Depot Square, Woonsocket, RI 02895 1 hour prior to your train departure time. The station is full of activities for the kids prior departure and all of the Polar Express characters are there for complimentary photos.

  6. Plan on staying at least 30 minutes after the THE POLAR EXPRESSTM Train Ride returns from the North Pole. Santa stays for complimentary photos with the children and their families.

Dasher Car

Dancer Car

Prancer Car

28 seats - Observation Car 40 seats 56 seats (tables of 4)

Comet Car

Cupid Car

Rudolph Car

84 seats (Handicapped seating for a wheelchair in this car 88 seats 88 seats

Frequently Asked Questions

How old do you have to be to ride the Blackstone Valley Polar Express?

All ages are welcome on the train, but anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Where does the train depart from?

The train leaves from One Depot Square, Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

Is free parking available?

FREE PARKING is available at the lots on High Street and across from City Hall on Main Street. PREMIUM PARKING (operated by Boston Surface Railroad Company) is $5 and available next to the train depot. Click HERE for area parking map.

What can I do if I miss the train?

The train starts boarding 15 minutes before the time specified on your ticket and leaves promptly on time. There are no refunds or exchanges if you miss the train.

Are ticket sales final?

Yes, all sales are final. Sorry, there are no refunds or exchanges. In certain cases, we are able to exchange or refund tickets before 30 days before the event.

Are children’s tickets and adult tickets the same price?

We now offer children's priced tickets (ages 13 months - 12 years) and lap-sit tickets for children ages 0-12 months that can be purchased with an adult ticket!

What can I do if I forgot my train ticket?

It is very important that you bring your tickets with you on the day of the trip. We will be scanning your tickets as you enter the train depot.

Is THE POLAR EXPRESSTM Train Ride handicapped accessible?

Yes, we have a handicapped ramp for non-motorized wheelchairs. Please let us know how we can best accommodate you before you purchase tickets by emailing us HERE.

Do children wear their pajamas on THE POLAR EXPRESSTM Train Ride?

Yes, both children and adults are encouraged to wear their pajamas.

Is the train heated?

Yes, the train is heated.

Do you have a gift shop?

Yes, we have a gift shop with lots of official THE POLAR EXPRESSTM Train Ride items for sale. Items may be purchased online or through the shop's physical location at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket.  We accept cash and all major credit cards.

Will there be a photographer on the Blackstone Valley Polar Express?

Yes, we have a photographer on each trip that follows the event around. Selections of these photos are posted here on our website and Facebook page. The purchase of your tickets allows the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council full usage of any photos that you and/or your family may appear in.

Can I take photos with Santa, the Conductor and other characters?

Yes, we encourage you to take photos with the Conductor, Chefs and the Engineer before and after the trip. There will be many photo opportunities available during your visit. Your child can visit with Santa Claus after the trip and the characters from Polar Express will be available for pictures at no charge.

Are pets allowed on THE POLAR EXPRESSTM Train Ride?

Due to close confinement, pets are not allowed. Therapy dogs are allowed with the proper paperwork.

Are there bathrooms on the train or at the train depot?

Yes, there are bathrooms on the train, as well as at “Guest Services” on the lower level of the train depot. “Guest Services” can be accessed by following the signs down a set of stairs around the outside of the depot.

My child is lactose intolerant; can I bring my own beverage and snacks for my child?

Our hot cocoa and cookies do contain milk, so please feel free to bring your own beverage and snacks for your child.


Blackstone Valley Tourism Council presents this official THE POLAR EXPRESSTM Train Ride event by permission and under license of Warner Brothers.