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Tickets are now on sale.

Website sales close 24 hours prior to departure. Any remaining tickets will be sold the day of at the station tent on a first come, first serve basis.

We are experiencing a high volume of calls and emails – correspondence will be returned within 24 hours by social media and email, and 48 hours by telephone. Your patience and business is appreciated.

Reserve Your Seats

Polar-Bear-Express-193Share Santa’s ride home to the North Pole by train! Board at Logansport for the wintery ride through Cass County. During the journey, visit with Santa and receive a final gift of the season. Santa waves goodbye to all from his house, when it is time for the train to depart. He then returns to his workshop to get toys and gifts ready for next year. The trip will last 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Refreshments will also be served onboard from Mrs. Claus’ kitchen.

Make one last memory for the holiday season, and lose the after-holiday blues…kids home on winter break will look forward to this outing to break the monotony of the post-holiday, when indoor games and activities have lost their appeal.

New! Take Santa Home in First Class

Enjoy all the benefits of traditional service along with premium amenities in a historic, art decoobservation car, Pontchartrain Club, built by Pullman for the Illinois Central Railroad. Ride in plush chairs as you travel to the North Pole one last time with first class service like that of the railroad’s heyday. Contact info@itm.org for information regarding the reservation of first class for private events as well as holiday office parties. Group discount rates do not apply for first class.

First class includes all the benefits of traditional service as well as:

  • Extended time with Santa
  • Premium desserts from Vanilla Bean Bakery of Indianapolis
  • Special ornament for each child from Santa
  • Plush armchairs and seating
  • Ride in a historic, art deco observation car decorated for the season
  • Panoramic view with large windows

First Class P ricing & Tickets $60 – Reservations Required

Reserve Your Seats

Your ticket purchase helps sustain the operation of the Indiana Transportation Museum, an independent, private-sector, 501 (c) 3 nonprofit institution.

Timetable, P ricing & Tickets

Dates of Operation:

December 27, 28, 29 and 30

General P  ricing & Tickets $20 – Reservations Required

Trains will sell out. Don’t miss out! Website sales close 24 hours prior to departure – any remaining tickets will be sold at the station the day of departure on a first come, first serve basis.

Tickets will be available for pickup at will call 30 minutes prior to departure – they are not mailed.

You will receive a confirmation email after purchase. Be sure to verify the correct address and zip code for your credit card at checkout. If you do not receive a confirmation, you may have entered the wrong email or your card was declined.

Parties within one purchase will be seated together. If you purchase through a separate transaction, and would like to be seated with another party, please indicate so in the comment box at checkout.

*Passengers under 2 are free if held in one’s lap. If they or their car seat will require a seat, a child ticket must be purchased.

*Groups of 20 or more will receive a discounted rate of $18 ea., or $2 off per ticket. This is a perfect opportunity for your neighborhood association, business, or church group to enjoy Take Santa Home (sm).

$20 ea. per passenger ages 2 and up.*

Reserve Your Seats

Your ticket purchase helps sustain the operation of the Indiana Transportation Museum, an independent, private-sector, 501 (c) 3 nonprofit institution.


All trains will depart from Logansport, IN at the Anoka United Methodist Church south of Logansport along US Highway 35 – . Please enter from CR 475 S along US 35 for ease of access to parking and traffic flow.

Take Santa Home does not board  at the museum site in Noblesville, Indiana at Forest Park nor Fishers, Indiana. All passengers board at Logansport, Indiana.

Additional Information – Importantsanta_thumb

  • Locomotives and passenger cars for Take Santa Home (sm) 2017 will be different than past years. Marketing photographs are from past years, and do not depict the actual train that will be used. The experience, however, will remain the same.
  • Be sure to verify your departure location for your ticket purchase on your confirmation email.
  • Please arrive early to claim your tickets at will call and use the port-a-lets at the station.
  • There are no restrooms on the train.
  • Dress for cold weather. Children and adults should wear coats and shoes suitable for outdoors.
  • Tickets are non – transferable.
  • Tickets are non – refundable unless the given train does not operate.
  • Trains run rain, snow, or shine, given that inclement weather does not prevent the train from operating. If weather is inclement, check our website and social media for updates.
  • Since the passenger cars are historic with narrow doorways, they are not handicap accessible. If the guest can be assisted up the steps and onto the train, staff will stow wheelchairs in a safe location and make any accommodation possible to assist.
  • Guests with Food Allergies – All food items have the potential to have come in contact with ingredients that may be an allergen to you or your child. Please, if you or a member of your party have a food allergy, do not accept any of the refreshments.