THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride - ticket purchasing information

For 2020 Polar Express™ Train Ride Tickets:

VCTF’s THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is our largest fundraising event of the year. The money we raise through sponsorships and ticket revenue helps to fund important children’s programs throughout Vermont. We think the cause it supports – the well-being of Vermont Kids – contributes to its popularity.

VCTF Donors are guaranteed tickets.

When you DONATE $100.00 to VCTF before June 30, 2020 may purchase up to 5 tickets for THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride in 2020 and 2021.

We are hopeful that we will be able to bring our signature Polar Express event to you this December 12th and 13th in the same magical form we have over the last 18 years. 

We are aware however, that we may have to adjust.  We are working to provide a Polar Express virtual event package if we are unable to physically gather. We plan to include a reading of the Polar Express with visuals from the story, a personal message to your children from Santa and of course, a golden ticket and bell for all those who are able to hear the bell ring!

If we are unable to ride the Polar Express, we will send eligible donors our virtual event package at no additional cost.

If you donate a minimum of $100.00 on Line 23b of your 2019 Vermont State Tax Return, please email us for ordering instructions before September 1, 2020.  Thank you for supporting Vermont children and families!

VCTF Sponsors are guaranteed tickets.

Corporate and family sponsors of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride are also guaranteed tickets.  For more information about sponsorship opportunities please click here.

VCTF Volunteers are guaranteed tickets.

Volunteers may purchase up to 5 tickets for THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride.  Volunteer information is available here and registration begins after Labor Day.

Join our waitlist.

Any remaining tickets are sold to those on our waitlist.  Joining our waitlist does not guarantee tickets. Train ride times are limited.
Tickets generally sell out by mid-November.

To make sure that you don't miss out on information about our 2020 THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, join our email list here.


THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride photos courtesy of Stephen Mease Photography.

THE POLAR EXPRESS and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.