IC North Pole Express

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Newburyport Commuter Rail Station

25 Boston Way

Newburyport, MA 01950

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The Annual IC North Pole Express will leave the Newburyport Commuter Rail Station for the North Pole on Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Ticket sales will open to the public on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 7:00 am. Maximum of 10 tickets allowed per order. No refunds or exchanges. Ticket Cost: $39.00 plus fees. Once tickets are sold out, you may sign up for our waitlist. In the event additional tickets become available, Eventbrite will offer them to customers on the waitlist.

Train Departure Times:

11:35 am, 1:15 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm

Event Information

The 70 minute round trip adventure includes cocoa and treats, and visits from musicians, Christmas characters, Santa and his elves. Local storytellers will read “The Night Before Christmas” and a silver bell will be presented to each child. Come in your pajamas or as you are. It is truly a magical experience for children and parents alike. Remember to bring your camera!

  • Event Boarding & Location: Please plan to arrive at the Newburyport Train Station [see map] 45 minutes before your scheduled departure. This will allow enough time to enjoy the Polar Village, have your tickets scanned and receive your wristbands for boarding the train, find your seats on board the train, and settle in without stress. Your departure time is on your ticket.
  • Parking: The cost of parking is included in your ticket price this year. There is plenty of parking available at the train station. Passengers may park in the parking lots on either side of the station, although direct access to the train will only be available from the Polar Village (the station off Boston Way – see map). Passengers who park in the Route 1 parking lot may cross the railway tracks to get to the Polar Village.
  • Seating: Seats are not assigned and no seats will be reserved. There are roughly 100 riders per car. If you wish to sit with a large group, simply plan to meet in a particular car. Each passenger car will be clearly numbered 1-7.
  • Attire: Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas.
  • Restrooms: There are portable restroom facilities in the Polar Village, but only one restroom on the train. Please plan accordingly! Please encourage children to use facilities before boarding the train.
  • Format: Each train car will have its own reader, conductor, and snack service. Santa will visit each train car after we reach the North Pole.
  • Handicap Accessibility: There are designated handicap accessible areas on the train. Please contact us in advance at icsnpe@gmail.com in order to make sure that we are able to accommodate your needs.

Event Protocol

  • Tickets may be purchased online via Eventbrite and will be processed immediately. No refunds or exchanges. Ticket orders will be filled in the order they are received until they are sold out. In the event more tickets are made available, we will offer them to those who register for our waitlist through Eventbrite.
  • Due to the enormous efforts required to put on this event, the North Pole Express will run rain, snow, sleet or hail. No refunds will be issued if you miss your train.
  • The entire event takes place on the train. No one will be allowed to leave the train when it stops for turn-around at the North Pole.
  • No strollers or car seats will be allowed on the train. No equipment will be permitted in the aisles of the train. All bags must be stored overhead.
  • All rides will be full to capacity and all seats will be occupied. Please bring as little on board as possible.
  • Children age one and older MUST have a ticket. Infants under the age of one MUST sit on an adult’s lap.

Event History

2018 marks the eighteenth year that Immaculate Conception School has created this experience right in Newburyport! The event has become more popular with every passing year. In total, over 66,000 people have ridden the trains over the past several years in what has become one of the premier Christmastime events on the North Shore. This year, over 3,700 people will ride the rails on our magical journey to the North Pole.

Immaculate Conception School

Our school, in downtown Newburyport, MA, has been providing a quality education to children from the North Shore since 1882. The school is open to all students and focuses on a structured educational curriculum emphasizing good Christian values.

IC North Pole Express By the Numbers

  • 7,000 Volunteer hours are required to create the IC North Pole Express Event
  • 3,700+ People will ride the train this year
  • 2,148 miles from Newburyport to the North Pole
  • 375 Volunteer positions are filled on event day
  • 200 Gallons of Cocoa will be prepared
  • 105 Food Servers will serve delicious cocoa and cookies
  • 35 Readers and 35 Conductors will work the rides
  • 7 Train Cars will run the route
  • 3 Feet of snow fell during the 2003 IC North Pole Express

The IC North Pole Express is our school’s largest fundraiser.

100% of the net proceeds go directly towards funding the operating expenses of the school.

Thank you! We appreciate your support!


Questions about tickets: Please contact Eventbrite with any questions or issues related to tickets. Other questions may be directed to icsnpe@gmail.com. Our parent volunteers will do their best to respond to questions within 24-48 hrs except during October 20-27. Email messages will not be returned during this time interval.



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Newburyport Commuter Rail Station

25 Boston Way

Newburyport, MA 01950

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