Photo from The Polar Express

If you’ve tried to score tickets to New Jersey’s most popular Christmastime train ride and have missed the boat, don’t wait!

The Polar Express in Phillipsburg, which recreates the popular holiday movie by taking kids in their PJs on a magical journey to the North Pole, has already released tickets for this year’s train rides. It may be early to think about sipping hot cocoa, but you’ll be happy you did it when the kids get up close and personal with Santa.

Trips run November 29, 30 and December 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22. Friday trips are a 6 and 8 pm, Saturday trips are at 2, 4, 6 and 8 pm and Sunday trips are at 2, 4 and 6 pm.

Adults are $42, kids ages 2-12 are $32 and lap sitters (up to and not including 2 years) are $5 each.

Go to to get your tickets now.