The Polar Express, a classic children's book by Chris Van Allsburg, plays out on the rails of the historic Nevada Northern Railway in Ely. The journey takes you from the heart of downtown Ely on a special trip right to the North Pole.
Santa’s elves are honored that the Nevada Northern Railway’s Polar Express train has been voted as the “Best Special Event in Rural Nevada” by readers of Nevada Magazine for several years running!
Each passenger to the North Pole will be served hot chocolate and cookies while listening to the beloved story of the Polar Express, as well as music from the Polar Express soundtrack.
Many of Santa’s helpers will be on board helping you enjoy the trip. Everyone will experience that magic moment when the train arrives at the North Pole, where Santa Claus is waiting to greet passengers himself! Santa will board the Polar Express and personally present each child with their own special keepsake.
Click HERE for an in-depth run-down on what it’s like to be a passenger aboard Ely’s Polar Express. Click HERE or dial (775) 289-2085 for more information, event schedule and to get your hands on advance tickets, which sell out quickly. So act fast once they go on sale!
To plan your trip to Ely, call the White Pine County Visitors Center at (775) 289-3720 or click Visit Ely.