The Polar Express on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad


The Polar Express on the V&T Railroad is cancelled for 2020. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2021!

Get your golden ticket punched for a trip to the North Pole and back this holiday season aboard the magical Polar Express, hosted by the Virginia & Truckee Railway in Carson City.

Set to The Polar Express motion picture soundtrack and based on the children’s book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg, pajama-clad children can relive the magical story as families are whisked away for an unforgettable ride to the North Pole.

During the journey, the conductor will punch tickets and chefs will serve hot chocolate, followed by a reading of Van Allsburg’s classic tale, The Polar Express.

At the North Pole, Santa will step aboard and greet the children, handing each a keepsake silver bell… just like in the story!

The Polar Express on the historic V&T Railroad has been an early sell-out every season. With limited seating available each Thursday-Sunday nights, don’t miss out on this magical journey and book your tickets in advance.

The Polar Express runs this year from Nov. 20 through Dec. 24. Rides through November run Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. In December, the magic train runs Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Departure times from the Eastgate Depot in Carson City are 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Click HERE for more information, a complete schedule and to get your hands on tickets, or call the V&T Railway at 877-724-5007 or 775-291-0208. To plan your trip to Carson City, call the Carson City Culture and Tourism Authority at 775-687-7410 or click Visit Carson City.


November 20 - December 24, 2020
4:00pm - 11:59pm daily

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