Due to COVID 19, unfortunately the Scituate North Pole Express is cancelled this year.  Check back next Fall for information for 2021. 

All Aboard the 12th Annual

Scituate North Pole Express

November 17, 2019

Tickets go on sale October 1 6PM


There will be merchandise & refreshments available for cash purchase

Looking forward to seeing you at our magical event!!!

Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me as it does for all who truly believe.” Chris Van Allsburg

The spirit of the holiday will descend upon the quaint village of Scituate, Massachusetts as children embark on a magical train ride to the North Pole. This 60-90 minute train ride departing from the Greenbush Commuter Rail Station (247 Old Driftway) to the North Pole will delight children and adults alike.   Children will be entertained with the reading of this classic story of “The Polar Express”, have a cookie and drink, sing Christmas carols, and be visited by Santa’s Elves, Frosty, Rudolph, Mrs. Claus, and the big man in red, Santa! Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas to get into the spirit of the event.  Each child will receive a special “first gift of Christmas” from Santa.

Ticket Purchases:

Tickets are $33 each ($32 per person plus a $1 mandatory MBTA parking fee per ticket) and must be purchased online on our ticket page; you will receive an email confirmation. Children 1 year of age and under ride free on the lap of an adult. Adults and children age 2 and older MUST have a ticket.  Ticket orders will be filled in the order they are received until they are sold out.  To reserve a train level for your family and friends, you must have a minimum of 60 passengers to a maximum of 70.  You must email scituatenorthpoleexpress@gmail.com to reserve and pay in advance.  Train level reservations are based on availability. If you require handicap seating, the trains have limited availability. Please email us at scituatenorthpoleexpress@gmail.com  if you will be boarding with a wheelchair so we can assist you and make your ride comfortable.

The Scituate North Pole Express is brought to you by local non-profits:  The C.O.R.S.E. Foundation (Community of Resources for Special Education) with support from Scituate Appalachian Service Project and Friends of Scituate FACTS. Proceeds from the event go directly to these volunteer non-profit organizations.  PLEASE consider a donation when purchasing tickets.


Departure times for 2019:

There are 4 train rides scheduled departing at:


*11:55 AM  

There is a choice for a car on the 11:55AM train for families of children with special needs with the same exact experience and activities as every other car but within a relaxed and accepting setting if that is what you would prefer.  This designated car will appear as a choice on the ticket page.



Tickets:  Available online only – Click here for Ticket Page

Passengers should be at the station a minimum of 30 minutes prior to departure time. Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure. The trains will leave promptly at their scheduled time. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about boarding, parking, seating and ticket order fulfillment.




Thanks to our Sponsors for 2019:

Peggy Lawtonrussell-d-field


Anne Lambert Allen

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please visit our Sponsors Page.