Santa's 'helpers' needed for Polar Express

Santa's 'helpers' needed for Polar Express

WOONSOCKET – Santa could use your help this Christmas season!

Once again, the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council will host the popular Blackstone Valley Polar Express Train Ride and attract as many as 20,000 passengers this season. Volunteers are needed. This three-hour experience is based on the popular children’s book “The Polar Express” by noted Rhode Island author Chris Van Allsburg, which was also made into an animated family movie featuring Tom Hanks.

The Polar Express travels from the Woonsocket railroad depot on Main Street on weekends (Fridays through Sundays) beginning Nov. 16 through Dec. 23.

The Tourism Council is seeking volunteers for various positions on the train, which include helpers to pass out golden tickets, greet guests, and take photos. Those interested in volunteering should contact Joan Loos at or call 401-724-2200.

For more passenger information and tickets visit or call the box office at 401-495-1213.