The Wintergreen Arts Center and Machias Savings Bank once again proudly present The Polar Express on Friday, December 9, and Saturday, December 10!


Wintergreen Arts Center - Wintergreen Conductor on Molley the Trolley

Tickets go on sale Monday, November 7, at 7:00 pm. - all tickets are being sold online this year. Buy tickets here and at

With the purchase of a $10 roundtrip golden ticket, each passenger climbs aboard Presque Isle Historical Society’s Molly the Trolley who magically transforms herself into The Polar Express.

As the conductor punches tickets, riders enjoy a special holiday trip to the North Pole (Wintergreen) where Santa’s Elves serve hot cocoa and sing songs.  Everyone gets to decorate sugar cookies, visit with Santa, and take home a jingle bell souvenir.

We are joined by an entire cast of volunteers and it truly is a labor of love.  We are offering 672 tickets for sale this year.

“This is the fourth annual Polar Express,” said Board Co-Chair Kim Guerrette Michaud.  "We hope people will find online ticket sales at easier and more convenient.”

Rides are intended for children ages 10 and under.  All children must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. Time of departure is to be selected when purchasing tickets. “Trains” depart every 20 minutes from Gentile Hall at the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI).  All tickets are roundtrip from UMPI to Wintergreen and back to UMPI. Get ready to jump aboard for some good family fun!

For more information, the public may contact Wintergreen at (207) 762-3576 or

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About Wintergreen Arts Center:  The Wintergreen Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2006. It is located in downtown Presque Isle, Maine. Wintergreen is an organization based on the idea that creativity, activism, and community can produce great things. Our mission is to provide meaningful experiences that encourage an appreciation of the arts, stimulate creativity and innovation, and offer an artistic community space where all are welcome.