The Polar Express Returns to Walton Arts Center with Free Hot Chocolate and PJ-Friendly Screening

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, November 27, 2018 – Walton Arts Center presents a screening of The Polar Express, a family holiday tradition, on the big screen in Baum Walker Hall, Friday, Dec. 21 at 7 pm. Wear your holiday pajamas, snuggle in with free hot chocolate and watch the show.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting

The Polar Express tells the story of Billy, who longs to believe in Santa Claus but finds it difficult to do. This all changes on Christmas Eve when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa. The train's conductor, played by Tom Hanks, and the other passengers help turn Billy's crisis-in-faith into a journey of self-discovery.

This film is rated G.

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors who help bring world-class arts experiences to Northwest Arkansas. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit