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The sales schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, September 14    First Class and Coach, full car sales by phone only.

Wednesday, September 15     First Class and Coach, partial car sales by phone only.

Sold in blocks of 16 or 18, depending on the car selection.

Friday, September 17     First Class and Coach general ticket sales, online only.

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Friday, Saturday & Sundays November 19-December 19
Thursday December 23
Departure Times (90 minutes round trip)

4pm, 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm, 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm

Saturdays, Sundays, Friday November 26 and Thursday December 23 also have 2pm, 3pm, 3:30pm departures

(Not all size First Class Cars are available at all departure times)

First Class Seating: $75.00 pp
Coach Seating: $45.00 pp

20 seat – $1500; 32 seat – $2400; 36 seat – $2700

64 seats – $2880

16 seats – $1200; 18 seats – $1350

16 seats – $720.00


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Our team is so excited to be able to provide this amazing experience for families this year after being on hiatus for the 2020 season. Our staff loves Christmas so much!! Many months of planning, rehearsing and decorating go into this amazing experience and we appreciate your support and share in your excitement going into the holiday season. Given the time and commitment that our staff has put into the event, your tickets for The North Pole Express for the 2021 season are non-refundable and non-cancelable. The credit card provided will be charged the full amount at the time of booking.

We at The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat hold the safety of our customers and employees in the highest regard. For this reason we strongly recommend that everyone visiting our property, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask at all times when they cannot maintain a 6 foot social distance, while boarding and deboarding the trains and while visiting any indoor areas. All unvaccinated guests are required to wear a mask indoors which includes aboard train cars.

We will be following all state and CDC recommendations for masking, sanitizing, and social distancing at the time of your event, so please check in on our website at that time for updates.


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