Get ready, because the Polar Express is coming!

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The Polar Express!

Once again, the fabulous story of the “Polar Express” is coming to life in the Historic Billings Depot for 6 nights, November 29th, 30th, December 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2017! You and your children will be dazzled by both the story, told in a children’s theater production, along with a “magical” visit from Santa!

This historic train station will be transformed into a winter wonderland where dozens of children in footie jammies will snuggle in on a fuzzy red rug surrounding the stage, where a children’s theatrical production will enthrall everyone with the wonderful story of Jimmy and the gang in the Polar Express. At just the right moment, a magical sound and light show heralds the arrival of Santa on a “magical train” bound for the North Pole!

Santa stops at the Billings Depot for a visit, singing Christmas carols and taking professional pictures with each child. Santa even has a present for each kiddo to take home with them! Each year, children recieve a special gift from Santa to take home and share with their family. This year, the child will be able to take home a 25th anniversary hardcover edition of the Polar Express book (or a couple of alternatives if they already have that one!) along with enjoying a dozen other fun activities including a miniature train ride, hot cocoa and cookies, making several different crafts, decorating cookies, and “elf dancing.” The cost for all this fun will be $12.95 per adult, $24.95 per child. Everything is included in the ticket price, even the professional photo by Jeff Hosa Photography!

Tickets go on sale November 7th on the Depot’s website! Tickets sell out VERY fast, so keep your eyes out for updates and mark your calendars so you can get yours now before it’s too late. Please note: as always, the Depot will be collecting donations to help families in need be able to enjoy some of this Christmas magic. Please watch the Depot’s page for posts about nominating families in need, as well as opportunities to help them attend!

All donations and nominations for scholarships for family must be received no later than October 23rd in order for our volunteers to have time to contact the families. If you would like to help a family in need attend, please click here to nominate, or here to donate.


Thank you to our amazing sponsors for making this event affordable for families.

Event Dates

  • Nov 29, 2017: 05:30pm - 07:30pm
  • Nov 30, 2017: 05:30pm - 07:30pm
  • Dec 01, 2017: 05:30pm - 07:30pm
  • Dec 02, 2017: 03:00pm - 05:00pm
  • Dec 02, 2017: 06:00pm - 08:00pm
  • Dec 03, 2017: 03:00pm - 05:00pm
  • Dec 03, 2017: 06:00pm - 08:00pm

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