THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride - Winter Shows

29 & 30 JUNE

1, 5, 6 & 7 JULY

Additional dates may be released depending on demand


10:00am * 11:30am * 1:30pm * 3:00pm


Family and friends should reserve all tickets as one booking to ensure they will be seated together.






Get ready to embark on a magical journey as THE POLAR EXPRESS™ stops at Queenscliff this winter in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the film THE POLAR EXPRESS™
The Bellarine Railway is thrilled to bring back this wonderful family event over 8 days during the school holidays. Everyone, regardless of age, will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the magical world of Chris Van Allsburg’s beloved children’s book in an entirely new and captivating way.
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ passengers will be presented with their Golden Ticket upon their arrival at Queenscliff. Make sure to hold onto it tight, as it may come in handy during the ride. Stepping onto the platform, families will be greeted by the Conductor and begin THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride.
Families will be captivated by an immersive theatrical experience that brings iconic characters to life. From the Conductor’s memorable question to the lively ‘Hot Chocolate’ dance, a mysterious encounter with the Hobo, carolling onboard the train, and a magical visit from Santa, each moment captures the essence of the movie.
Midway through the journey, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ ‘chefs’ will serve delicious hot chocolate and homemade biscuits. Families will be invited to join in singing popular carols during the return trip and should keep an eye out for the Elves waiting on the platform, to lead everyone over to meet Santa Claus.
Finally, every passenger will receive a special memento of the journey from the Jolly Man himself – The gift of the spirit of Christmas.
How to prepare for this memorable adventure!

Book Early
Families are encouraged to secure their all-inclusive tickets early, as shows are expected to fill up quickly

Find out what to expect!
Patrons are advised to visit the FAQ page before booking tickets. The information given covers ticket inclusion, accessibility limitations due to the heritage nature of the available carriages and much more.

Dress Code
Families are encouraged to embrace the POLAR EXPRESS™ theme by arriving dressed in coordinating Christmas PJs

When patrons book tickets, they will receive official colouring sheets for children. They can pick their favourite scenes from the movie and use crayons, pencils, or paint to make them colourful. They can even bring one of their colour sheets to the event and add it to the display wall for everyone to enjoy!

Capture the Memories
Don’t forget to bring your cameras or smartphones to capture all the special moments. There will be plenty to remember from THE POLAR EXPRESS™ steam locomotive to interactions with the movie’s characters!

Show admission prices

General Admission


All ages from 1 year+


Companion / Infant (0-11mths)

A limited number of complimentary tickets are available per booking and show – Please see the FAQ page for details.

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THE POLAR EXPRESS and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. WB SHIELD: TM & © WBEI. (s24)
Based on THE POLAR EXPRESS book and characters © & ™ 1985 by Chris Van Allsburg. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.