When Nov. 20-Dec. 30 • Where St. Louis Union Station, 1820 Market Street • How much $27-$45 • More info 314-942-6942; stlpolarexpressride.com
Don your Christmas jammies: It’s time to board the Polar Express, which this year is a stationary train experience but still includes interactions with "Polar Express" characters, hot chocolate and cookies, and Santa. The experience is based on Chris Van Allsburg’s classic children’s book that became a movie. "The Polar Express" will be shown nightly at the St. Louis Wheel plaza, and a holiday market will be available during Polar Express hours. New this year in Union Station’s Grand Hall is Pancakes With Santa, on select Saturdays and Sundays in December.