North Pole Express


November 30th & December 1st, 2019                                            

Saturday: 10 a.m., Noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon, 2 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.


The North Pole Express is a family tradition in Bloomsburg held annually during Thanksgiving weekend. Enjoy a 1-hour train ride from

Bloomsburg to Catawissa with holiday stories, carols, and characters. 


For more information, call (570) 437-0896.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

WHAT IS THE COST? Tickets are $14.36 (with fees) for all ages


WHERE DOES THE TRAIN DEPART FROM? Sherwin Williams’ parking lot at 607 Market Street in Bloomsburg.


WHERE CAN I PARK? FREE parking is available in the field across Market Street from Sherwin Williams, at the Bloomsburg YMCA (30 East 7th Street), and along Market Street.
DO NOT park in Sherwin Williams' parking lot.
Arrive approximately 30 minutes before your scheduled train ride. 

ARE THE TRAIN CARS HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE? No, but train staff will make every attempt to assist boarding those individuals with walking difficulties. 

WHERE DOES THE TRAIN TRAVEL? The train departs from Sherwin Williams in Bloomsburg and travels west, towards Catawissa, for approximately two miles past the Rupert Covered Bridge. It follows the same route on its return trip to Bloomsburg.

CAN FOOD & BEVERAGES BE BROUGHT ON TRAIN? No, all food and beverages must be discarded prior to boarding. 

WHAT ACTIVITIES OCCUR ON THE TRAIN? Christmas carols will be sung and the Polar Express will be read by one of Santa’s helpers. On the return trip, Santa makes an appearance and greets children of all ages on board the train.

ARE PHOTOS PERMISSIBLE ON THE TRAIN? Yes, but remember Santa must visit with every little boy and girl. Weather permitting, there will also be time for photos after the ride.

DO CHILDREN PAY FOR A TICKET? Children under one year old that can sit on an adult’s lap are FREE.