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Polar Express Storytime Train

All aboard! Join us on Sunday, December 4 for a magical journey aboard the Polar Express Storytime Train. Meet at the Grayslake Metra Station on Lake Street and board the train for a special afternoon. While aboard the train, listen to the award-winning holiday story “polar Express” as you ride to the North Pole (Fox Lake). A special guest will make an appearance to say “Ho! Ho! Hello!” and give out a special gift to each registered child. The ride home includes carols, a holiday treat, a drawing for one lucky family to win a copy of the “The Polar Express” book. All ages welcome!

If you’d like to be on the same train as family, neighbors, or friends, please make sure the group registers for the same program code (program code present then same train car.) Space is limited to 50 people per Metra train car. Children under 12 months who are only along for the ride are free if they will be sitting on a parent’s lap, however, if they’ll be taking up a seat they to register. No strollers or car seats are allowed.

Dates and times are subject to change based on Metra’s Schedule

Random Selection/Lottery: Due to the demand for this program, special registration rules apply. Polar Express will be processed by Random Selection/Lottery on November 1st at 9am. All resident registration forms received before October 31 at 5pm will be processed equally by random selection/lottery. Registration is not accepted on-line.

Who is eligible to participate in the random selection/lottery? Grayslake Park District residents are eligible to be in the random selection/lottery. Registration for non-residents will be processed beginning November 9, should tickets be available.


  • Date: Sunday, December 4 11:52am – 12:52pm