Polar Express

  1. Parks and Recreation
  2. Programs

Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center

222 E Drake Ave

  1. Email:
  2. Phone: (334) 501-2930
  3. Hours:  M-F: 8AM-5PM
    Program hours vary

Sara Hand Custer


  1. Phone: (334) 501-2947
  2. Email:

The Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center and the Auburn Arts Association would would like to thank the community for a successful 2021 Polar Express! Stay tuned for more information on the 2022 holiday season.

All aboard the Polar Express! This annual event is for children ages 12 and under that recreates the magical ride to the North Pole. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite holiday pajamas and participate in festive activities. Activities include holiday-themed crafts, hot-chocolate and cookies, story time with Mrs. Clause and a North Pole room complete with a visit from Santa Clause.

The Polar Express will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center. Tickets for this year's event will go on sale Tuesday, November 1st, 2022. TICKETS WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE ONLINE! There will be three sessions this year, 9 AM, noon and 2:30 PM. For more information, please contact Emillie Dombrowski, Art Education Specialist, at