Polar Express 2015

Polar Express

 

“Know Before you Go” for the Polar Express

 

  • When you arrive, tell the parking attendant that you are here for Polar Express, park in the main parking lot of the Visitor Center and check in at the front desk in the lobby.
  • Everyone in your party age 2+ must have a pre-registered ticket.
  • Bring your e-tickets or ticket confirmation email to check in.
  • Dress warmly. You can bring also bring a blanket. The tram ride is outdoors.
  • If anyone in your party prefers to drive through the lights instead of riding the Polar Express tram due to weather, let the staff know at check-in. This option is only available for the night you are registered.
  • Polar Express tram ride continues to run in rain and snow. However, if the Dominion Garden of Lights is cancelled for inclement weather, the Polar Express will also be cancelled. For updates, call 441-5830 x338 and listen to the voicemail.
  • Cancellations 5 or more business days prior to the event date: refund less 20% processing fee (minimum $5). No refunds for cancellations one to four business days prior to the event date.

Tickets to the Polar Express are transferable to parties other than those names listed during registration.

Sold Out – Polar Express Deluxe

Bring your family and friends to Norfolk Botanical Garden’s most popular holiday event! Sip cocoa and make a keepsake ornament to add to your tree. Then join our storyteller for a reading of The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg before you board a tram ride through the Dominion Garden of Lights. This event is a holiday tradition for many families, so book early before it sells out!
Cost: $12 per person* ($15 for not-yet members)
Monday-Thursday evenings, November 30-December 23. (Unavailable December 1st, 3rd and 8th)
Session 1: Arrive at 4:30 pm. Tram departs at 5:30 pm.
Session 2: Arrive at 6:00 pm. Tram departs at 7:00 pm. Sold Out (except November 30)

 Polar-express-tramSold Out – Polar Express Tram Ride Only

(Formerly known as Tinsel Tram)
Warm up with cocoa before you board a tram ride through the Dominion Garden of Lights. (This is an outdoor only event)
Cost: $8 per person* ($11 for not-yet members)
Monday-Thursday evenings, November 30-December 23. (Unavailable December 1st, 3rd  and 8th)
Arrive by 6 pm to check in. Tram Departs at 6:15 pm.

Polar Party Girl Scout Nights

Call for Reservation

Bring your troop for cocoa, crafts and a tram ride through the Dominion Garden of Lights.
Cost: $10 per person
Tuesdays, December 1st and 8th.
Session 1: Arrive at 4:30 pm.
Session 2: Arrive at 5:30 pm.
Session 3: Arrive at 6:00 pm.

Sundays with SantaSold Out – Polar Express Sunday’s with Santa

This event includes all the fun of Polar Express Deluxe, plus a visit with Santa Claus!
Cost: $15 per person* ($18 for not-yet members)
Sundays, December 6th, 13th and 20th.
Session 1: Arrive at 4:30 pm.
Session 2: Arrive at 5:30 pm.
Session 3: Arrive at 6:00 pm. (Unavailable December 20th)

Sold Out – Hogwarts Express

Join us for a magical night of wizardry and crafts, then board the Hogwarts Express tram ride through the Dominion Garden of Lights.
Cost: $15 per person* ($18 for not-yet members)
Friday December 4th
Session 1: Arrive at 4:30 pm.
Session 2: Arrive at 5:30 pm.
Session 3: Arrive at 6:00 pm.

*For all Polar Express Events: Limit 6 tickets at the member rate.  Children under two are free when riding on the lap of an Adult.