Get ready, because the Polar Express is coming!

Once again, the fabulous story of the Polar Express is coming to life in the Historic Billings Depot December 5 through December 8 2019! 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 with dozens of children in footie jammies snuggled in on a fuzzy red rug 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 child to take home.


This year, the child will be able to take home a 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, and decorating cookies. Everything is included in the ticket price, even the professional photo with Santa.This event is designed for children between the ages of 3 and 8 years old, although older children frequently still enjoy the show. In order to participate in all of the activities, children need to be independent enough to be able to sit separately from their parents and follow simple directions. For the older kids, the rule of thumb is as long as they still believe in Santa, they are welcome to participate.

Tickets go on sale November 4th on the Depot’s website! Tickets sell out VERY fast, so keep your eyes out for updates on our Facebook and mark your calendars so you can reserve your space.As always, the Depot will be collecting donations to help families in need be able to enjoy some of this Christmas magic. Please use our website to donate to the event.

December 8th at 9am is Breakfast with Santa

Nominate a family to attend the Polar Express!

Event Dates

  • Dec 05, 2019: 6:00pm
  • Dec 06, 2019: 6:00pm
  • Dec 07, 2019: 12:00pm
  • Dec 07, 2019: 3:00pm
  • Dec 07, 2019: 6:00pm
  • Dec 08, 2019: 9:00am
  • Dec 08, 2019: 1:00pm