Polar Express sold out
December 11, 2016
For the sixth consecutive year, The Polar Express holiday train rides on the historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad have sold out. More than 15,000 passengers secured rides on the only train in Northern Nevada that visits the North Pole.
Those hoping for "a holiday miracle on Eastgate Siding Road" may sign up for The Polar Express waitlist for notice of ticket availability through Dec. 23. Guests are also encouraged to sign up for the V&T Railroad email list for notifications about next season's ticket sales, which will go on sale August 2017.
High demand for seats on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ began in August, with VIP tickets that included extra time with Santa Claus, a souvenir mug and festive treats, which quickly sold out. The V&T Railroad ride is based upon the holiday feature film and beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg.
The boarding area at the Carson City Depot, Eastgate Siding Road offers indoor heated areas where riders can take photos with Santa Claus and purchase souvenirs. The V&T's engine and holiday decorated passenger cars leave the Carson City Eastgate Depot (seven miles east of downtown Carson City) and travel nearly two miles before stopping at Santa's North Pole retreat.