FreeportUSA and The Amtrak Downeaster join forces to offer one of the season's most cherished events!
Take your family on a magical journey aboard the Amtrak Downeaster! This round trip adventure from Freeport to Brunswick includes a reading of The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg and a sing-a-long! Bring your own copy of this Christmas classic to follow along or pick one up at Sherman's Bookstore in Freeport!
Receive a commemorative Sparkle Express bookmark in the shape of a ticket, enjoy holiday music, candy canes and best of all... meet SANTA! He loves to ride The Sparkle Express too!
The trains leave Freeport promptly at 3:00 & 4:00 and return to the Freeport station at 3:35 and 4:35.
No refunds for late arrivals
One ticket per person. No ticket necessary for babies held in parents arms.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
All parking lots in Freeport are free. Free garage parking is located across the street from the Freeport Train and Information Center.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
FreeportUSA at 207-865-1212
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
What is the refund policy?
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
No, Amtrak requires the names of their passengers. You may contact us to change the names ahead of the date of the event, but not on 12/3.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Amtrak, Headlight, Davey Tree, L.L.Bean, Coffee By Design, Harraseeket Inn, Bath Savings Institution,
The Walking Company, Linda Bean's, Hilton Garden Inn and Brown Goldsmiths