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Polar Express Storytime 2023

December 4 @ 4:30 pm - December 14 @ 7:00 pm

Save the Date. Polar Express Storytime is back select nights December 4-14, 2023!

Join us for the 21st annual event! This year’s storytime will take place in the Duncan Hines Diner Rail Car.  This family tradition is sure to be a magical evening as you enjoy hot chocolate and cookies with your family in our historic L&N Depot.

This free community event is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the continued preservation efforts of our building and railcars.

We can’t wait to see you there.

Where & When

Select nights December 4-14, 2023 at Historic RailPark & Train Museum,
401 Kentucky Street,
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Event Storytimes:
Monday, Dec. 4,
Tuesday, Dec. 5,
Wednesday, Dec. 6,
Thursday, Dec. 7

Monday, Dec. 11,
Tuesday, Dec. 12,
Wednesday, Dec. 13,
Thursday, Dec. 14

Evening Storytimes:
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm

What to Expect

What to Wear: All guests are encouraged to wear Christmas-themed clothing including pajamas! Many families even come in matching pajamas!
Pictures: Photos with Santa are permitted upon exiting the train. There will be a photo booth opportunity available. Shopping: We now have a limited quantity of Polar Express merchandise available in our gift shop. We even have Polar Express robes.
Event Entrance: All guests will enter through the main front doors. Cookies and cocoa will be available in our grand lobby.
Seating: Storytime will be held in the Duncan Hines Diner Railcar. Upon entering the railcar, seating is first come first serve.
Santa: Guest will exit through our Presidential Railcar and will have a brief opportunity to meet Santa.

Pricing & Ticket Info

Tickets are FREE to the community. Our RailPark Members get advance ticket registration.

Ticket Registration Dates:
Nov. 6-9 – RailPark Members -Call, or In-person
Nov. 14 – General Public 9am-noon – In-person Only at the RailPark

Train Master – Get 2 Polar Express Storytime Tickets $35.00

Yard Master – Get 4 Polar Express Storytime Tickets $65.00

Engineer – Get 6 Polar Express Storytime Tickets $100.00

Conductor – Get 8 Polar Express Storytime Tickets $150.00

Thank you to the following sponsors so that we can offer this Free Community Event again in 2023


December 4 @ 4:30 pm
December 14 @ 7:00 pm
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Historic RailPark & Train Museum
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The Historic Railpark Train Museum
401 Kentucky St
Bowling Green, KY 42101 United States
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