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Saturday, Dec 7, 2019
From 2:30pm to 4pm

Ocean Gateway
14 Ocean Gateway Pier
Portland , ME 04101

Phone: 877-926-8300
Contact: AARP Maine

Event is closed or full.

Chooo choooo! Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum's The Polar Express™ is coming soon! AARP members receive an exclusive discount of $15 per person for the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum's The Polar Express™ on Saturday, December 7th at 2:30-4:00pm. Boarding begins at 2:30pm at Ocean Gateway located at 14 Ocean Gateway Pier in Portland. The train will begin the journey to “the North Pole” promptly at 2:45pm. The train ride is approximately 50 minutes. Plan on extra time for photos and to check out the Ocean Gateway Visitors Center.

You are invited to bring a new, unwrapped gift to donate to Toys for Tots.

*Image used with permission.

Important Information:

  • Accessibility– the first train car is accessible for a limited number of wheelchairs. All other cars require a step to board.
  • Assigned seating- Seats will NOT be assigned. Disregard the car number on your ticket. Seats will be first-come-first-served.
  • Ticket price– all tickets are $15 per person. There are no “first class” or “coach” tickets for this train. Children under 2 years of age who will be sitting on a lap are free and do not need a ticket.
  • Refund Policy: No refunds allowed, all tickets are nonrefundable
  • Who may purchase tickets– AARP members may purchase tickets for themselves and unlimited guests. Guests do not have to be AARP members.
  • Discount code– no discount code is required.



Q: Can I purchase tickets through Port Tix?  A:  No. This discount is only available through AARP.

Q:  Do I need to bring my AARP card to the train?  A: No.

Q:  What do I need to bring?  A:  Bring your email confirmation, your copy of the book to read along the journey, a camera or your phone to capture the memories, and your imagination! Wear PJs if you would like; many children get into holiday spirit by wearing their PJs, bathrobe and slippers.

Q:  Are there other dates?  A: This discount is only available for the train on Saturday, December 7th at 2:45pm.

Q:  Parking?  A: Event parking is available at the Ocean Gateway for $10.


Inclement weather:

  • If the train is cancelled by the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company or by AARP, all ticket holders will receive a voucher for a trip on the date of the ticket holder’s choosing during the 2020 season.
  • Per the policy of the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company, individual requests to reschedule due to weather cannot be accommodated.
  • Any cancellation announcement will be made on AARP Maine’s Facebook Page by noon on December 7th.


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