All aboard for the 2019 Polar Express Train Ride at St. Louis Union Station. Real trains depart for the "North Pole" daily at 4:30, 6:00, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m. Meet the characters and get the first gift of Christmas from Santa, sing carols and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. Magical Meals character dinners are available on select nights in the Grand Hall. Hotel packages are available . Everyone with a train ticket can ride the new St. Louis Wheel for the children's price.