All Aboard! Take a Ride To The North Pole On The Polar Express


Just two hours north of Portland, in Elbe, Washington, you can make reservations now to make your holidays extra special and ride the magical Polar Express Train Ride along the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad. The ride, which departs from Elbe, is set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack. Families will get to enjoy this beautiful trip to the North Pole, complete with hot chocolate and cookies served aboard the train.

photo: Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad
photo: Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad

All passengers will get to enjoy a reading of The Polar Express while riding. Upon arrival at the North Pole, Santa will greet the children and each child will receive their own sleigh bell, just like in the movie, for those who BELIEVE. Experience the joy of caroling and holiday entertainment that will surely become an annual holiday tradition for the whole family. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the ride and join in on the magic of Christmas!

Santa’s elves have been working overtime fine tuning this year’s experience with an eye on easy and exciting. Easy for parents, extra exciting for kids.

photo: Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad

Good Eats

If you’re looking for some tasty gourmet food to fill your tummies either before or after the trip, you’ll definitely want to check out the train-car-turned-restaurant which is just north of the Elbe train station.  Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Company Restaurant serves up traditional diner fare such as burgers, salads, pastas, and desserts

photo: Allison Sutcliffe
photo: Allison Sutcliffe

Trains depart at 3:30 PM, 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Seating is limited. Advance reservations are strongly suggested. Be sure to visit their website for the complete schedule of departure dates.



Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad
54124 Mountain Hwy E.
Elbe, Wa 98330
Reservations: 1-888-783-2611

photo: Mr. Rainier Scenic Railroad
photo: Mr. Rainier Scenic Railroad


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