[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]All Aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS! This memorable ride will take you on an incredible journey! Believe the magic this Holiday season!
Over 84,000 guests rode THE POLAR EXPRESS with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in 2016 and we hope to see you in 2017! The 1¼ hour round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole.
Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story. Children’s faces show the magic of the season when the train arrives at the North Pole to find Santa Claus waiting. Santa will board THE POLAR EXPRESS, greeting each child and presenting them with a special gift as in the story, their own silver sleigh bell. Christmas carols will be sung as they return back to the Bryson City Depot.
THE POLAR EXPRESS begins November 10, 2017, and operates through December 31, 2017.
How to Purchase
We strongly discourage attempting to purchase your tickets the day of as a majority of dates and/or times are sold out.
No matter how you purchase tickets, they’ll be waiting at will call.
Ticket prices vary by class of service.
Where to Go
All departures are from the Bryson City Depot in Bryson City, NC.
Entrance to the parking lot is located at:
45 Mitchell Street
Bryson City, NC 28713
Plan on being here by 1 hour before your departure.
Classes of Service
First Class features interior carpet and plush furniture along with new exterior paint and detailing to highlight the cars authenticity. Large windows and climate control for comfort. Table tops of 4 and 2 are available. You may be seated at a table of 4 if your party is 2. All guests will receive a specialty treat bag with sweet treats, a freshly baked cookie, and warm cocoa served in a POLAR EXPRESS souvenir mug!
Crown Class features climate control for comfort, large picture windows for optimal viewing, and easily accessible restrooms. Seats are arranged in sets of four with two facing each other. This is wonderful for families or parties who wish to stay grouped together throughout the duration of their ride. All guests receive a freshly baked cookie and warm cocoa served in a souvenir POLAR EXPRESS tumbler.