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THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is an hour-long live production that takes place aboard a slow-moving train. The show includes scripted scenes, live singing, dancing, and a great deal of audience interaction. Passengers of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride arrive ready for an exciting experience! The ride offers a special moment where families can share in a unique experience based on a movie they love that contains a beautiful message. You would be joining a team whose primary goal is to ensure that each passenger receives a fun and personal experience as well as a moving and meaningful one. Join us this holiday season aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride!

Join Our Team This Holiday Season


SANTA: Male identified character actor, any ethnicity, to play 45+; warm, sincere, full of real joy, non-singer.

CONDUCTOR: Male identified, any ethnicity, to play 35-55; stoic to goofy, charming, simple singing and choreography.

HOBO: Male identified actor, any ethnicity to play 25-35; high-energy, assertive, gruff, strong-voiced; imposing while masking a joyful heart. Non-singer.

STEWARD: All genders and ethnicities to play 20-30; singer/actor, authoritative, outgoing, team player.

KIA or “Know-It-All”: All genders and ethnicities to play 20-30; actor, comedic, energetic, outgoing, personable, foil to ‘Steward’, team player, singing is a plus!

BAILEY: All gender and ethnicities to play 20-30; singer/actor, outgoing, joyful, comedic, personable, team player.

HERO CHILD: All genders and ethnicities to play 11-13 years old; 5’3” or under; sincere, kind. Non-singer.

SANTA’S ELVES: All genders and ethnicities, to play 20-25; energetic, kind, effusive, loves kids. Simple dancing required. Non-singer.

It is the intent of Rail Events Productions to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified candidates. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on any factor protected by law. Rail Events Productions does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, creed, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.


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About Rail Events Productions

Rail Events Productions operates officially licensed THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride events in several cities across the United States each holiday season. Working in cooperation with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Rail Events Inc., and our parent company American Heritage Railways, we produce these magical experiences from the ground up and have many opportunities available for various roles and specialties. We’re proud to work with so many industry professionals to bring this holiday tradition to life each year.

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is a magical re-creation of the classic children’s story led by a cast of talented actors on board a real train. Have your golden tickets ready for the Conductor! Passengers are served hot chocolate and a treat by dancing chefs, enjoy a reading of the classic book by Chris Van Allsburg, and receive the First Gift of Christmas after Santa boards the train to greet families. Performers engage passengers in caroling and fun holiday activities on the heartwarming trip back to the station. We strive to make every day a magical experience not just for our patrons but for our employees as well. So, what are you waiting for? Welcome aboard!

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