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Experience the Magic of


Train Ride this Christmas!



2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17 December


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


Family and friends should book all tickets under the same reservation name to ensure seats in the same carriage


Get ready to embark on a magical journey as THE POLAR EXPRESS™ makes a stop at Queenscliff in Victoria.

The Bellarine Railway is delighted to bring this special family event to the Greater Geelong area. People of all ages can now experience the enchanting world of Chris Van Allsburg’s cherished children’s book in a whole new way!

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ passengers will be presented with their Golden Ticket upon their arrival at Queenscliff. Just be sure to hold onto this souvenir ticket in case it slips out the carriage window. Upon stepping onto the platform, the Conductor will greet everyone and start THE POLAR EXPRESS™ journey.

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, passengers will be offered a chocolatey cold drink and homemade biscuit, served by THE POLAR EXPRESS™ ‘chefs’. As the journey continues, families will be invited to join in singing popular Christmas carols. At the journey’s end, keep an eye out for the Elves, who will lead the way to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. Every passenger will receive a special memento of the journey from the Jolly Man himself – The first gift of Christmas!


The thing about trains… it doesn’t matter where they’re going

What matters is deciding to get on

The Conductor

How to prepare for this festive 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 provided covers ticket inclusion, accessibility limitations due to the heritage nature of the available carriages and much more.

Dress Code
Embrace the Christmas spirit by arriving dressed in coordinating Christmas PJ’s or fun festive attire.

In November, we will be sending THE POLAR EXPRESS™ colouring sheets to ticket holders. Children can choose their favourite scenes from the movie and use colourful crayons, pencils, or paint to bring these sheets to life. We encourage children to bring their creations to Queenscliff and share them with everyone by adding their artwork to the display wall!

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

Show admission

General Admission


All ages from 1 year+


Companion / Infant (0-11mths)

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

The video is for representational purposes only, and the elements shown will differ on the day.


THE POLAR EXPRESS and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. WB SHIELD: TM & © WBEI. (s23)
Based on THE POLAR EXPRESS book and characters © & ™ 1985 by Chris Van Allsburg. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.