Edaville FAQ



Christmas Festival of Lights and Polar Express

What are the event dates and times?
Please view our events or our hours page for exact dates

How long is the Polar Express train ride?
The train ride is approximately 50 minutes

How much does admission cost?
The Polar Express is a national event and is $34 per person, kids under 2 are free.
The Christmas Festival of Lights event is $20 ages 2-59, $17 ages 60+ and kids under age 2 are free.

What does the Polar Express admission include?
Like all events held at Edaville, admission includes more then just entry to the park. Your $34 admission price includes unlimited amusement rides, one train ride of your selection, hot chocolate and cookies, Polar Express Bell, visits with Santa, access to children’s play areas, and more.

What does the Christmas Festival of Lights admission include?
Like all events held at Edaville, admission includes more then just entry to the park. Your $20/$17 admission price includes unlimited amusement rides, unlimited train rides, visit with Santa, access to children’s play areas, and more.

Can I purchase tickets at the gate?
During the Christmas Festival of Lights, tickets can be purchased either online if you want to beat the line or at the gate. The Chirstmas Festival of Lights does not sell out. But, we highly recommend you purchase tickets in advance if you plan on attending Polar Express night, since they sell out rather quickly.

Will there be any other trains running during Polar Express?
Yes. We do run a Festival of Lights train in between the Polar Express trains

Do the passenger cars have specific seeting arrangements?
No, the passenger cars have bench seats, but you may be asked by the train crew to sit in a specific car

How long is the regular Christmas Festival of Lights train ride?
The train ride is approximately 20 minutes

Are the trains heated?

Absolutely. The trains are covered as well as heated, but dress for the occasion. Most of our other rides are outdoors.

Will the Christmas Lights be on for the Polar Express event as well?
Yes, all 7 million of them

Will there be fireworks this year?
Not for 2014

Do you currently have a steam locomotive?
Edaville does have two steam locomotives, newly restored #11 and our existing engine #21. Steam engines typically run on Polar Express nights, please check our Facebook page for updates.

Do the amusement rides have height restrictions?
Yes. Massachusetts follows strict guidelines when it comes to amusement parks and rides. Please observe our Ride Participation Policy for more info and before purchasing tickets.

Do you have a group rate?
Edaville USA is able to accommodate large groups, tour buses, corporate parties, and daycare groups. Just about any size outing can be arranged. Please check the schedule for dates and times of operation. For rates and to book your group, please call 508-866-8190 ext. 20

Are the kiddie rides open during the Christmas Festival of Lights?
Yes. The amusement rides are open whenever the park is open. Some rides may be weather permitting.

I seem to remember a sort of "Santa's Village" from childhood visits. Is there still an attraction like that?
Yes, the Santa's Village has been restored along the main walk way and is now part of Edaville USA's famous "Christmas Festival of Lights."

Will Santa be at Edaville anytime during the holiday season?
Yes, Santa will be making his stop at Edaville during the "Christmas Festival of Lights." He will be there daily through Christmas Eve, and can be found in the Cran Central Junction (museum) building. Santa does leave at 8:30pm nightly.