It may still be August, but before you know it, the holiday season will be here. The Polar Express train will be making a stop close to the Tri-States, but you better get tickets NOW.

Union Station in St. Louis will once again have the Polar Express Train available for a ride, hot chocolate, and as long as you believe, the big man in red might make an appearance. However, every year, this has sold out (and quickly). Tickets go on sale September 12th, so mark it on your calendar and in your phone as they will go fast.

You can select the time you want to ride the train and whether you want coach or first class. Coach tickets start at $39 and include a souvenir golden ticket, hot chocolate, cookies, and the first gift of Christmas from Santa. First-class tickets start at $59 and include table top seating, a souvenir golden ticket, hot chocolate in a Polar Express souvenir mug, cookies and the first gift of Christmas from Santa.

You can even make it a weekend trip as there are hotel packages available for those who choose to stay the night. for more information on tickets, hotel packages, and meals CLICK HERE.