Believe! THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Experience
An important St. Louis holiday tradition is bringing joy to families this year. THE POLAR EXPRESS™ returns to St. Louis Union Station for the 2020 holiday season with some changes to allow for appropriate social distancing and safety. Characters and helpers will wear masks and masks will be required for all guests over the age of 9 per St. Louis City Health Department guidelines.
The popular family event is recreated as Believe! THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Experience in 2020. This year the beautifully decorated trains remain stationary under the Union Station train shed for a walk-through event. And guests will interact with the Polar Express characters and Santa Claus and his elves in whimsically decorated tents.
Believe! THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Experience is the magical story of a boy’s search for the real meaning of Christmas, based on the beloved children’s book.
After beginning their journey, guests will feel the approach of a mysterious train and see the Conductor inviting them to board THE POLAR EXPRESS™. Set to The Polar Express motion picture soundtrack, non-moving train tours will transport passengers into the magic of the beloved holiday classic.
Families are encouraged to wear their holiday pajamas for the experience.
Timed tickets will allow for appropriate attendance sizes and social distancing during the event, Tickets to Believe! THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Experience can also be combined with tickets to ride the St. Louis Wheel or explore the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station. Many families make an evening out of it and stay at the historic St. Louis Union Station Hotel.