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The Polar Express Train Ride

24 November @ 10:30 am - 23 December @ 8:00 pm


Join us at THE POLAR EXPRESS™ at Cholsey and Wallingford Railway for a marvellous, magical Christmas spectacle. Book your THE POLAR EXPRESS™ tickets today!

Your magical journey will begin just like the blockbuster motion picture, with THE POLAR EXPRESS™ arriving at Cholsey and Wallingford Railway to begin your special adventure to the North Pole and back again. You’ll meet all the beloved characters from the iconic film, including the Conductor, some very talented chefs, a man no-one seems to be able to see except you, and of course, Mr Claus himself. The whole family (dressed in your pyjamas for the full Polar Express experience) will experience a theatrical extravaganza on board a steam train as you head to the North Pole. As you carry on further North, you may encounter some stray Caribou on the track and other magical events, as well as sharing the original THE POLAR EXPRESS™ tale read to you by our singing chefs. You’ll enjoy a tasty cookie and our famous hot chocolate as you pull up to the home of Santa Claus, the North Pole. Santa will arrive in your carriage and, if you’re on his Nice List, you’ll receive a beautiful silver sleigh bell from Santa’s sleigh to treasure forever. Everyone in the family will have a chance to chat with Santa, get a photo and perhaps even get a copy of the book signed by him if you bought one with your Polar Express tickets.

Arriving home to Cholsey and Wallingford Railway, your journey isn’t quite over yet. In Santa’s workshop you can write him a letter, check who’s on the Nice list with the Naughty and Nice Scanner and visit the gift shop for treasures to remind you of your trip. THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride at Cholsey and Wallingford Railway will be a truly magical Christmas journey.


24 November @ 10:30 am
23 December @ 8:00 pm


Cholsey and Wallingford Railway
Station, Cholsey and Wallingford Railway, 5 Hithercroft Rd
Wallingford, OX10 9GQ Wallingford
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