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

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:

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.


  • 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.

March First Friday: Celebrate Our Roots

Milledgeville Main Street’s
March First Friday: Celebrate Our Roots
March 2nd  –  6-8pm  –  downtown Milledgeville

Downtown Milledgeville exudes history, from the historic downtown buildings and the big oak trees, to the antebellum homes and the museums. This “Celebrate our Roots” themed First Friday will be a time to explore Milledgeville’s rich history downtown from 6-8pm.

The First Friday Committee’s partnership with the Convention and Visitors Bureau and the museums will continue to offer FREE trolley rides to the museums for patrons to learn about Milledgeville history.

Enjoy these explorations and more while at First Friday:

Enjoy these explorations and more while at First Friday:
-Live Jazz Music

-Live Music by McCook & Martin of Free Lance Ruckus
-Face Painting with Lisa Marie Barry
-Kids’ Activities with Milledgeville Jaycees & Georgia College Chemistry Club
-Trolley Tours to the Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion, Sallie Ellis Davis House & Allied Arts‘ John Marlor House
– History Storytelling with Dr. Bob Wilson
-Poetry Reading Allied Arts

For more information about First Friday or for information on how
to get involved contact the Main Street Office at 478.414.4014 or
email Deana at

Milledgeville Main Street wants to especially thank our 2018 First Friday Sponsors:

Magnolia State Bank
Robins Financial Credit Union

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

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

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

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

African American History Trolley Tour

February 12: 2-4pm
February 26: 2-4pm
African American
Historic Trolley Tour

The Milledgeville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau will be offering free African-American historic Trolley tours on Sunday, February 7th and 28th from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
These free tours will leave from the CVB office at 200 West Hancock Street (across from the old Courthouse) and is first come-first served. For more information, contact the CVB at 478-452-4687.

November First Friday: Touch A Truck

Friday, November 4, 2016

Cars, trucks, and vehicles of all shapes and sizes will line up in the parking lot beside the post office in downtown Milledgeville for the November First Friday Touch-A-Truck event on November 4, from 6-8pm. Heavy equipment horns will sound, first responders’ lights flash, and the young and young at heart will have a chance to satisfy curiosity by getting up close to explore the vehicles. Including everything from fire trucks, an ambulance, tractor, police cars, and “Milly” the Trolley, the only way to tour the town with the expert guides at the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.

“This is a unique opportunity to let community members of all ages see, touch, and interact while learning about the vehicles and agencies on site,” said Carlee Schulte, Milledgeville Main Street Executive Director. “This is a free, family event everyone can enjoy and we are deeply appreciative of our event sponsor Arcadia on the River and our many partners who made this event possible including the Baldwin County Fire Department, Baldwin County Sheriff’s Department, City of Milledgeville, Georgia Army National Guard, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Grady Emergency Management Services, Milledgeville Fire Department, Milledgeville Police Department & Law Enforcement Explorers Post #139, Milledgeville-Baldwin County Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Southside Equipment.”

Music will liven downtown with crowd-pleasing performances from Fall Line Rambler and Carlos Toombs- One-Man Band. Allied Arts will present a free public concert by 120/80 Band at 7:30pm in the historic Allen’s Market building, located at the intersection of North Wayne & McIntosh.

Free face painting will be available by the talented Lisa Marie Barry to create custom designs. The Georgia College Chemistry Club and the City of Milledgeville FOG (Fats, Oils & Grease) Prevention representatives have just what the kids want with hands-on engaging activities. There will be no shortage of fun!

Milledgeville Main Street is always interested in featuring new, unique entertainment for the monthly, family-friendly First Friday event in downtown Milledgeville. For performing artists interested in being involved or for more information about First Friday, visit Milledgeville Main Street on the web or contact the office at 478-414-4014 or

Haunted Trolley Tour

We aren’t kidding when we say TICKETS SELL OUT FAST!

Are you ready for fun, laughter and a little fear? Take a ride on Milledgeville’s Haunted Trolley Tour. Ghost stories are based on documented accounts & folklore passed down for 150 years.

Sponsored by the Convention & Visitors Bureau and presented by Milledgeville Players theatre members, this tour will be haunting residents of Milledgeville and visitors alike the latter part of October. While the earlier, more tame, performance is stories told aboard the trolley, the later evening (ages 16+) tour is a fully interactive and engaging performance within the gates of Memory Hill Cemetery.

Haunted Trolley TourTours will be given October 24 and 25 at 6:30 pm (All Ages) and 8:30 pm (Ages 16+) and on October 26 and 27 at 7:00 pm (All Ages) and 8.30 pm (Ages 16+).

“We are extremely excited about the 16th anniversary of the Haunted Trolley Tour!  To have an event become this popular and in such high demand over time is just thrilling.  Our office is pleased to offer this event year after year to not just local residents but visitors from around the state of Georgia,” said Office Manager, Linda Bailey.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, OCTOBER 3 at 9 am!  Don’t delay as tickets sell out quickly every year!  Tour tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children (under 16) and are first come, first serve. Tickets available at the CVB only. Due to the high demand, there is a maximum of four tickets per person.

For more information and ticket purchase, please contact the Milledgeville Convention and Visitor Bureau at (478)452-4687 or visit the CVB website.
The CVB office is located at 200 West Hancock Street and is open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm and Saturday, 10am – 4pm.

August 5: End of Summer Shakedown #FirstFridayMilly

August First Friday Poster ImageAugust 7th: End of Summer Shakedown

The whole community is invited to a celebration downtown to wrap up the last days of summer at the August First Friday event. First Friday will take place on August 5th from 6-8 pm in downtown Milledgeville with lots of fun activities for everyone to enjoy.

A sample of some of the fun & free activities to enjoy include:

For more information on First Friday and how to be involved, contact Milledgeville Main Street at 478-414-4014 or




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

Arcadia Student Living

Century Bank & Trust
Computer Consultants of Milledgeville
Exchange Bank


Allied Arts
Georgia College Chemistry Club

Milledgeville Jaycees
Old Capital Car Club

First Friday Events

February First Friday: Free Art 4 U

February First Friday: Free Art 4 U

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March First Friday: Celebrating Our Roots

April First Friday Image

April First Friday: Sounds of Spring

May First Friday Image

May First Friday: Cruise & Blues

June First Friday Image

June First Friday: Beach Bash

August First Friday Image

August First Friday: End of Summer Shakedown

September First Friday Image

September First Friday: Shop N Bop

October First Friday Image

October First Friday: First Responders

November First Friday Image

November First Friday: GA Bike Summit

Decemner First Friday Image

December First Friday: Jingle & Mingle Downtown


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