The Milledgeville Polar Express Trolley Ride

ALLLL ABOARD The Milledgeville Polar Express Trolley!

Milledgeville Main Street is proud to announce that the Polar Express Trolley Ride is BACK for another year and we hope to take you on a magical adventure!


ALL Milly Polar Express tickets will go on sale ONLINE ONLY on the Milledgeville Main Street website. (you can not purchase these tickets over the phone or in-person).

Take a magical ride on the Polar Express Trolley when you purchase a golden ticket. You will be greeted by the trolley conductor who will take you on a magical journey to the North Pole!
Board the trolley at Milledgeville Main Street & listen to Liam Neeson’s reading of The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg, and interact with characters from the movie. Upon arrival at our North Pole, disembark & visit with Santa. (Remax United Alliance- 133 East Hancock St.) He will be giving true believers the first present of Christmas! Hot chocolate & cookie refreshments are also included.

Please be aware of our set rules, no exceptions, for ticket purchases this year.

Limit of six (6) tickets per adult
All tickets will be sold online beginning at 6:00 AM on November 12th.
These tickets WILL GO FAST!
Ticket sales final, no refunds or exchanges

TICKET DATES/TIMES
COST: $15 each Monday- Thursday
$20 each Friday
If you have a child under 2 sitting on a lap they do not need a ticket.


Monday, December 9, 2019
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Friday, December 13, 2019

Departure times available each night are:
6:00pm
6:30pm
7:00pm
7:30pm

The Polar Express Trolley Ride is a partnership between Milledgeville Main Street, Milledgeville Baldwin County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Remax United Alliance, The Local Yolkal Cafe and The Grove Event Center, The Chapel of All Faiths & The Pecan Orchard.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • You will purchase your ticket online and you will receive your golden ticket the day of your ride. If you are giving your tickets as a gift and would like to pick up your golden tickets early you can arrange to do so by contacting the Main Street office at 478.414.4014.
  • Location: The Polar Express Trolley ride will start at the Main Street office- 105 East Hanock St. and end at Remax United Alliance- 133 East Hancock St. These locations are within walking distance of each other.
  • Parking is located behind City Hall and the Mary Vinson Memorial Library.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your departure time. The Trolley will leave on time and will not wait for you.
  • Pajamas are encouraged!
  • Children under 2 sitting on a lap do not have to purchase a ticket.

Christmas Holiday Closing

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The Main Street office will be closed
Tuesday, December 25 & Wednesday, December 26
in observance of the Christmas Holidays.
Best wishes for a joyous holiday season and prosperous new year.

Holiday Closing of the Main Street Office

Christmas Closing ImageMerry Christmas!
The Main Street office will be closed
Monday, December 25 & Tuesday, December 26
in observance of the Christmas Holidays.
Best wishes for a joyous holiday season and prosperous new year.

Ornament Painting in Santa’s Workshop at The Mod Podge Mama

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Ornament Painting in Santa’s Workshop at The Mod Podge Mama

Stop in and paint a festive snowman to help you start getting ready for the holiday season.
Email themodpodgemama@nullgmail.com, or call/text 770-595-8491 to reserve your spot.

The Vibe Dance Center’s The Night Before Christmas

December 15 – 7pm
December 16 – 3pm & 7pm
The Vibe Dance Center presents “The Night Before Christmas”
at Russell Auditorium

For more information, call 478-452-7811

Purchase tickets online

Polar Express Trolley Ride

The Polar Express Trolley Ride is coming to Milledgeville. Last year we added 2 nights, for a total of 3, and it still sold out in the first hour.

2017 Polar Express Trolley tickets go on sale, Monday, November 13, 2017 at 12:30pm.

**It is important you read the important details & purchase rules below carefully.

Please be aware of our set rules, no exceptions, for ticket purchases this year.

  • Limit of six (6) tickets per adult present
  • In-person purchases only (cash & card accepted)
  • Ticket sales final, no refunds or exchanges

*It is highly suggested to have the date & time (plus a few alternate choices) prior to arriving. The purchase line will not be held for purchaser phone calls or consults to decide on purchase.

Available ticket dates/times and prices are:

  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017 – $10 each
  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 – $10 each
  • Friday, December 8, 2017 – $15 each
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 – $10 each
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 – $10 each
  • Friday, December 15, 2017 – $15 each

Departure times available each night are:

  • 6:00pm
  • 6:30pm
  • 7:00pm
  • 7:30pm

Milledgeville Exchange Club Christmas Parade

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Milledgeville Exchange Club Christmas Parade


at dark, about 6pm – Christmas Parade
The Milledgeville Exchange Club is bringing back their new & exciting Christmas Parade to downtown Milledgeville on Saturday night and it promises to delight with brightly lit floats to begin the season with sparkle!

December First Friday: Tis the Season in downtown Milly

Christmas Downtown ImageJoin us for a fantastical holiday-filled First Friday. From 6-8pm on December 1st, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Milly as we prepare for some city-wide yuletide. The  and Milledgeville Main Street has partnered with The City of Milledgeville, Pilot Club of Milledgeville, the Local Yolkal Cafe, and Fowler Flemister Concrete, Inc. to host December’s First Friday. The annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting will kick off the event, on West Hancock St., near Local Yolkal & Firefly Boutique, at 6:00pm.

The Milledgeville Jaycees and other community organizations will provide a fa-la-la-la fun activities for the kiddos and Lisa Marie will be back with festive face paintings! Visit with Santa inside The Local Yolkal Cafe & Catch a glimpse of The Vibe Dance Center‘s upcoming performance. Downtown businesses and restaurants will have festive window displays to make the season bright & will offer special deals for holiday gift shopping.

Some of the  fun activities to enjoy are:
  • Live Music
  • Face Painting
  • and more fa-la-la-la fun activities for the kids
For more information about First Friday or how to get involved, contact Deana Thornton with Milledgeville Main Street by phone at 478-414-4014 or by email dthornton@nullmilledgevillega.us.

Milledgeville Main Street wants to especially thank our 2017 First Friday Sponsors:

CHAMPION
Magnolia State Bank
Robins Financial Credit Union

PARTNER
Fowler Flemister Concrete, Inc.
Standard Sand & Silica Co.

FRIEND
97 Big FM
Century Bank & Trust
Computer Consultants of Milledgeville
Exchange Bank

CONTRIBUTING PARTNER
Allied Arts
Milledgeville FOG (Fats, Oils & Grease)
Milledgeville Jaycees

Christmas at the Old Governor’s Mansion

November 19 – December 22, 2017
Christmas at the Mansion

The Mansion will be fully decorated and open for Christmas tours beginning Sunday, November 19, 2017. The Mansion will be closed for Thanksgiving November 23-27.

Be sure not to miss this historic, splendid display at one of the most wonderful times of the year!

Christmas Parade Application Deadline

November 15
Milledgeville Exchange Club Christmas Parade
Application Deadline

Can you believe we are only 53 days away from Christmas? That means we are only 30 days away from the Milledgeville Exchange Club Christmas Parade! Mark your calendars for December 2nd, 2017 because that’s the day Santa comes to town! The deadline for parade applications is November 15th, so get yours in on time to keep from being on the Naughty List.

Download & Print Application

Find Us

105 E Hancock Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061
P:(478)414-4014

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