Polar Express Printables

My good friend Beth planned an adorable “Polar Express” street party on Monday!  The kids were in heaven….with the story, hot cocoa, pajamas, treats…and even a mini train (like the little tractor barrel trains you see at a carnival).  We loved it!

I made some printable tickets and bell tags for the event.  I would love to share these with our readers.  I love the book “The Polar Express.”  It is such a fun theme for a Christmas party…You can even just pretend you are on a train, or use the tickets to watch the movie!

I used the talented Crystal Wilkerson’s bracket shape for the bell tag and ticket shape for the train ticket …she is amazing!


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  1. Love! My boys are obsessed with the Polar Express! We are doing a Polar Express Train ride this Christmas, and will print these out for my boys for some pre or post ride fun. Thank you!

  2. Thanks for sharing! They are adorable! I do a week long unit on the Polar Express in my classroom and would love to use these. I couldn’t get the tickets to save or print. Is there another way you could send them to me? Thank you!

  3. Thank you for this great idea. I have four kids and they love the polar express.
    I am going to post this on my blog. http://nicksposts.wordpress.com/
    Thanks Nick

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  5. These are great! Thank you so much for making them available. I am going to use them for our ward party. We are giving all of the kids a jingle bell with the believe tag. I was just wondering what I was going to use. You have saved me a lot of time and effort!!

  6. Jamie you are the greatest!!! All of you girls are just amazing. But Jamie you made my day, I need these tickets to go on a scrapbook page I did of my grandchildren which was taken many many years ago when the movie first came out. We still watch this movie together every Christmas even though my oldest grandchild is now eighteen. Bless you and yours during with most blessed time of the year!!

  7. Love these! My girls are a little too young right now, so I’m saving them for later! Thanks

  8. These are WONDERFUL! I adore that film and it never fails to make my shed a few tears…hahaa! I’m so glad I saw the comment from Collette, above, too……I’m going to steal her idea of using these at our Primary Christmas party….woohoo!

  9. Such a cute idea! I’m thinking my daughter’s December Birthday party! This story has become a tradition for us and I’m thinking the tags would be cute tied onto packages with a bell.

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  11. Love it! Thank you! Karla

  12. I have a great train image to use these tickets with…thank you!

  13. Thank you these will be very handy – Thank you also for the “Why I am a Mormon papers
    they have inspired me greatly.

  14. Perfect! My daughter’s class (Pre-K) is having a Polar Express day next week! So excited to cut out the ticket and label bells! Thanks! I printed copies for her teacher (for use following years, and the 1st Grace teacher who also does a PE day. They’ll LOVE it! I’ll tell them where I got it! This isn’t the first cute craft I’ve brought for the kids and told it was from The Crafting Chicks! I know it won’t be the last, either!

    • Just a follow-up. Printed and cut out the tickets and the tags. Attached the tags to snowflake jingle bells, with red ribbon and gave the whole batch to my daughter’s Pre-K teacher, for their Polar Express party today. She LOVE, LOVE, LOVED them! She even punched the tickets of each student, as they sat down to watch the movie. I also gave her some masters to use in future years. Thanks, The Crafting Chicks, for helping take the party “over the top!”

  15. Very nice! Thank You!

  16. I think these are some of the cutest tickets I’ve seen! I’m having a Polar Express Party for my grandkids this year. I’m bummed because I can’t get them to print. Is there anyway I can get access to these another way? Thanks so much!!

  17. I had to insert it as a picture into my Word document after saving it to my computer and print it out from there. For some reason it doesn’t let you print it out from the actual file.

  18. Sarah Russell Says: December 11, 2012 at 9:06 am

    I can’t get this to open or save. Could you e-mail me the link or attachment? THANKS!

  19. These are awesome but they will not let me print them is there another way?? I am hoping to do this with my daycare Kiddies, what a great way to spend a PA day!! Thanks again for these!!

  20. […] Polar Express Tags […]

  21. Don’t mind if I DO… save them for later. I LOVE them! ♥ Thank you and Merry Christmas!

  22. You have to save them, and then unzip the file.
    That’s what worked for me, anyway.

  23. I downloaded and unzipped and it still wouldn’t let me print… I’m pretty computer savvy so I’m trying other ways too. Any ideas?


  24. I can’t get them to print or save to anything different either….Would love to use these.Thanks!

  25. I’d love to use these for my family PE party, but I can’t print either. Would you mind emailing the file to me? Thanks so much! These are really cute and will save me so much time.

  26. Thanks! This was just what I was looking for…my son and I used the tickets for tags on bells that he is going to hand out when they read Polar Express at school next week.

  27. Jennifer Morris Says: December 16, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Thank you so much. I am planning on using the tickets in my classroom. I love them.

  28. Lara Scheele Says: December 17, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Hi, I can you please email me the file. I can’t seem to get it to print or do anything at all. Thanks!

  29. I LOVE these and there is nowhwere to download them..can you please send them to me at LDPTeacher@aol.com ? I would truly appreciate it!

    • The link is towards the bottom of the post. It says in bold type Polar Express Printables. If you click on that link it will automatically download to your computer.

  30. These are great! We needed something with our bells for our classroom party and this is perfect! Thank you!

  31. I absolutely adore these templates!!! I have downloaded them but cannot print. Is there a trick that I am missing? They will be perfect for my kindergarteners class:)

  32. I am taking my son the Friday after Christmas to ride the Polar Express train in Williams, AZ. I am taking him after because he has been asking Santa for the tickets so Santa will be bringing them. I have to pick up the tickets at will call so I have nothing to give him. I was hoping you could email them to me so that I can print them. I have tried downloading and printing and it doesn’t work. Thank you so much and a Polar Express party sounds like a BLAST for young and old.

  33. Very sweet. Thanks for sharing!

  34. I can’t download these either 🙁 I just introduced my son to PE and he asked for a ticket for the train. I’d love to print out one of these!

  35. […] can find these free Polar Express tickets and bell tag printables HERE on the The Crafting Chicks website. It may seem like a cumbersome step, but trust me, these DO […]

  36. […] can find these free Polar Express tickets and bell tag printables HERE on the The Crafting Chicks website. It may seem like a cumbersome step, but trust me, these DO […]

  37. Love these!! They will help make our ward Christmas party awesome! Thank you!

  38. angie dykeman Says: November 19, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Cant’ download “believe” tags. Could you please email them.

  39. Ashley Rose Says: November 19, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    These are the cutest!! But I can’t get these to open. Can you please email me the downloads so I can print them? Thanks so much!!

  40. Aimee Howell Says: November 21, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Thanks. These are very cute.

  41. […] enjoy a drive around town to find the best houses!  To make things even more fun, print out these polar express tickets from The Crafting Chicks and surprise the kids with your own polar […]

  42. […] also love these Polar Express Printables they shared. What a fun way to add a little magic back to your Christmas this […]

  43. […] “Train Tickets” (These are adorable printable Polar Express Train tickets by The Crafting Chicks) […]

  44. Santa Kerr Says: November 25, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Unable to print the tags and tickets for polar express. Comes up as a photo and won’t allow me to print. Could you please email it to me.
    S. Kerr

  45. How do I print? Would love these for my sons pre-K polar express Christmas party. Thanks!

  46. These are adorable but I can’t get them to print…Any further ideas???

  47. Aisling Malone Says: December 2, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    These tickets are so amazing my kids adore this movie and would have great fun with these

  48. Would love these if I could get them to print! Whats the secret???

  49. Thank you for the idea! I will be using them to attach to bells to give out to the kiddos at our next movie night at school!

  50. Kristin S. Says: December 5, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    They were super cute…thanks so much for the idea 🙂

  51. These are adorable and just what we’re looking for to use for our Polar Express Literacy Night, but they will not print. I’ve tried saving them as a zip file, but it still opens as a JPEG which won’t print. If you could e-mail the file to me, that would be great. Thanks!!

  52. Thanks so much for the Polar Express printables. They will be perfect for our Kindergarten Polar Express classroom party next week!

  53. […] before I threw together these super simple ‘I believe bells’ and train tickets using this free printable from The Crafting Chicks and set them out for Miss G to distribute at the end of the […]

  54. Link does not work.

  55. Thank you for sharing! I’m using these for my daughter’s 2nd grade class
    Christmas party! They’re perfect!

  56. Awesome! Will be using these with my Polar Express themed library. Thank you

  57. These are so cute! I get the file to download but then don’t get a print option. Can someone tell me what I’m doing wrong?

  58. Hello ladies,
    Has anyone had any luck in printing these? I’ve tried many different things and can’t get them to work.

  59. Love your site and printables

  60. I want to print these but when they download they are saved as a jpeg and it will not allow me to print them or save them. Please help!

  61. Melanie Mangham Says: December 19, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Hi ,

    These printables look great, but when I download they are saved as a jpg and it will not allow me to print them or save them. Can you please assist me? I tried right clicking per your replies above but it still does not give the option to change it in any way. Would you be able to email it to me in a word format? Our party is tomorrow so if there is any way you could assist, I would appreciate it. Thanks so much!


    • Because these are jpg files you will need software on your computer that will print them. Or you can upload to a photo lab and have them printed that way.

  62. […] somewhere and print it off. My husband made ours with their names on them, but you can find some here. Get your kids all ready for bed. Have your significant other secretly make hot chocolate and […]

  63. I know this is from last year, but I still wanted to say thanks. Just printed these out, and painted them with glitter mod podge for a Polar Express themed play group we’re having tomorrow. Can’t wait! 🙂

  64. Thank you. This was exactly what I was looking for!

  65. Thanks for the printable!

  66. Jenna Atkinson Says: November 19, 2014 at 7:05 am

    I would LOVE to use this in my Kindergarten classroom but cannot get it to print. There is no way to save either. Could you email this to me?

  67. These are so cute. I down loaded them ok but I can’t print because they are a zipped file. Could you email me the printable that’s not a zipped file? Thanks Sandra

  68. […] these out to all his friends as they arrived. They were crazy easy to make. The printable came from The Crafting Chicks, I printed it out on some photo paper, cut them out, and tied on bells that we already had hanging […]

  69. I can’t save, unzip or print or anything! PLEASE let me know as I need these asap!!!! HELP!

  70. […] Minivan Express – Get ready for bed as usual but when the kids get in bed they find a ticket (Polar Express ticket printables online!) Hop in the car with hot cocoa, drive around and look at the lights! (Don’t forget to punch […]

  71. […] whistle that we blow and the kids have to look for their hidden tickets. I print up tickets from here. Once every child has found their ticket, we being the movie.  We even had a hot chocolate party at […]

  72. […] we pulled out a stash of printable Polar Express tickets we had left over from last year and quickly put together a few Polar Express-inspired […]

  73. So excited to find these! My son’s 5th birthday is coming up in September and he has requested a polar express Christmas party. We are excited to put it together but Christmas stuff is hard to find in August! The kids will love these tickets and tags for their bells!
    Thank you

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