Nothing adds magic to the holiday season quite like a festive train ride. To help your family experience that magic, we've rounded up 12 Polar Express and Christmas trains near DC. From trains that transport you to Christmas tree farms to those that bring classic Christmas stories to life, these Polar Express and Christmas trains near DC will make even your Grinchiest family member's heart grow three sizes. And all of them are within a three-hour drive from the DC area.
While these Polar Express and Christmas trains near DC run on multiple dates and times, many of them sell out quickly, so be sure to purchase tickets as soon as possible. Some of them offer different seating options at various price points, which can be found when booking online. And don't forget to check the trains' Covid policies and updates before heading out.
For more fun on the rails, check out our list of 10 fall train rides for Washington, DC families.