Welcome to Veterans Memorial Railroad!


Polar Bear Express train rides for Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2 are hereby cancelled due to heavy rain predictions for this area. Please plan your train ride on any of the remaining scheduled nights. It is important to come at the assigned time slot of your original reservation. The time slot schedule is very important. VMRR regrets this inconvenience and appreciates your cooperation and patience in this matter. For additional information. 850-643-6646


“Early Bird” reservations are selling out quickly. Since the reservations are Eastern Time, for those on Central time, please remember that you gain an hour going back home, so don’t hesitate to make your reservations at a later time. Have your children dress in their P.J’s (and warm outer clothing if needed), They will be in costume for traveling through the Polar Express Tunnel on their trip. Upon return to the Station, stop by the Earthen Vessels Recovery Center’s Food Truck for refreshments, including hot chocolate. Your Family will have made great memories on this TRAIN ride adventure. For General Admission “Walk-ins” consider coming to ride after 8:00 EST to avoid longer waiting time. Again, Central timers gain an hour going home. It is a spectacular ride and well worth the wait if you decide to come earlier.


Tickets are available now. We are very excited to get the 2023 Polar Bear Express started. We have been hard at work on the decorations and trains. We are looking forward to Opening Night on December 1. Pick your favorite slot on any of our 14 nights and we will see you here!

We Are Back! Come Ride Our Train!

A Free Public Run Day held monthly (March – September) on the second Saturday will resume on Saturday, March 11. Time: 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. EST Donations are greatly appreciated.

Veterans Memorial Park offers amenities for families: a nice playground, a large covered picnic pavilion, and one mile of a paved walking trail, all of which can be enjoyed at any time of the year.

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Private Reservations: $150.00 for 1-2 rounds, effective March 1, 2022. This is a daytime ride only. Please call in advance to reserve your Birthday Party or special Family Gathering. The train will hold 30-35 people, depending on the number of adults and children. The No. 59, steam replica locomotive will be available for passengers to travel over one mile of track around Veterans Memorial Park. The ride is approximately 18-20 minutes. The Park contains a large covered picnic pavilion with accessible water and electric hookups. In addition, an extraordinary playground is adjacent to the pavilion for the children, as well as a basketball court and restroom facilities.

For reservations of the train or additional information, please call 850-643-6646.

DONATIONS APPRECIATED. VMRR is a Not for Profit 501c3 tax-exempt organization.

Experience the Magic

For those who have never ridden the Christmas “Polar Bear Express,” it is an amazing ride over one mile of track around the park to view thousands of lights and life-size scenes, including Santa’s Village, Polar Bear Mountain, an extensive Frozen scene, Western Town and other scenes. This unique train ride is designed to delight all ages.

For reservations of the train or additional information, please call 850-643-6646.

DONATIONS APPRECIATED. VMRR is a Not for Profit 501c3 tax-exempt organization.

“Polar Bear Express 2022”


2022 Christmas in the Park was a blast!

Did you make it to our Polar Bear Express in 2022? Start making your plans to join us next Christmas. Watch this page for Tickets to go on sales in November or follow us on Facebook

Two Egg TV came to ride the train 2021 and has posted a beautiful video on their YouTube Channel.