Experience the magic of the Christmas season as Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad presents a Country Classic Christmas featuring the North Pole Express!

As a family owned and operated business, it brings us so much joy during the holidays to run our Country Classic Christmas event; The North Pole Express. Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad continues to prioritize the health and well-being of our patrons, staff & families, and the community at large. It is with heavy hearts that we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s 2020 North Pole Express. Logistically, there is no way to offer the same amount of magic this Christmas, but we look forward to an even bigger and better 2021 with your support! We wish all of you and yours, a safe and happy holiday season. 


  • 75-minute interactive train ride

  • Milk and Mrs. Claus’ famous cookies

  • Storytelling

  • Christmas carolling

  • Santa boards train at the North Pole

  • Every child receives a gift from Santa


  • Event barn with activites

  • Letters to Santa

  • Nativity

  • Cocoa and hot cider*

  • Fresh cut trees and wreaths*

    *Additional cost


  Adult (13+)Child
Lap Child
(0-23 Month)
Days – First Class3pm$55$45Free – Still require
Days – Standard Coach3pm$45$40Free – Still require
Nights – First Class5pm, 7pm$67$57Free – Still require
Nights – Standard Coach5pm, 7pm$57$47Free – Still require

*First Class- tickets for seats in our upgraded Superior Club and First Class Cars, are heated, and windows do not open, First Class does NOT include a meal service.

**NOTE: ALL FARES listed are total price per ticket- Taxes & fees included– no additional charges apply**

*Lap Child (0-23 months) is free, but reservation/ticket is required.

*Premium Coach- tickets for seats in our premium coach cars are heated, but heat is limited.

*All seats are assigned at the time of reservation. If you and a separate party need to be seated together, please request this upon making reservations.

*Meal services are not included on the North Pole Express.

*Restroom use is not available on the train ride to the North Pole. Please use restrooms at our station, prior to boarding the train.

Boarding InfoNorth Pole Express Cancellation Policy
Ticket sales are non-refundable. However, if you must cancel, an in-house credit can be held for a future excursion (subject to availability) through October 31st, 2021. If Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad cancels a trip due to inclement weather, we will do our best to reschedule your party on another 2020 North Pole Express trip. If no reschedule can be made, an in-house credit will be held until October 31st, 2021.


COVID-19: “Ticket purchases remain NON-REFUNDABLE. If cancellations are made due to COVID-19, your in house credit expiration will be extended to October 31st of 2021 (in house credits not valid on North Pole Express excursions).“