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Special Events

With so many fun and exciting special events, you will want to experience the Grapevine Vintage Railroad over and over!

In the summer, sign up for one of the adventurous Great Train Robberies. In October, don't miss the family-friendly Halloween Treat Train for kids. For Christmas, there's the North Pole Express®, Christmas Wine Trains and After Christmas Trains. Take a ride with Day Out with Thomas™ or one of the many Grapevine wineries.

Review the calendar below to purchase tickets or learn more about the many events that take place on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad.

Great Train Robberies - Saturdays and Sundays - May 23 - September 6
As the train departs Grapevine and heads towards Fort Worth, the train is stopped by a bunch of train robbers. Your little deputies onboard can help capture the notorious outlaws and let the train continue on its way. Purchase tickets

Labor Day Train - September 7
Hop aboard this special Monday excursion to the Fort Worth Stockyards. Purchase tickets

North Pole Express® - November 27-29, December 4-6, 11-13, 18-23
Note: There are no train excursions to the Fort Worth Stockyards during these dates.
Imagine the joy on the faces of your children and grandchildren as they experience the magic of Grapevine's North Pole Express! Guests begin their journey as they board the beautifully decorated Grapevine Vintage Railroad's Victorian rail coaches. As the train departs and the anticipation of arriving at the North Pole builds, elves will welcome the guests and sing traditional Christmas songs. Then, a magical moment! As the train draws closer to the North Pole, Mrs. Claus makes a special appearance to give each child a "We Believe" silver Santa bell. Guests then arrive at the North Pole and walk along a snowy Christmas Tree trail, where, as they wait for an appearance by Santa, guests are entertained with songs and magical Christmas moments. Finally, Santa arrives! Santa wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and then shares his Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk served in a memory mug to all the boys and girls. Families will also receive a voucher for a complimentary Family Photo with Santa. Purchase tickets

Christmas Wine Trains - December 10 & 17
This favorite seasonal event is a festive Christmas event for grown-ups. Each train features a different Grapevine urban winery. Hors d'oeuvres will also be served. Additional wine will be available for purchase. Buy your tickets early as these train experiences sell out quickly. Riders must be 21 and over. Tickets will go on sale in the Fall of 2015.

After Christmas Trains - December 26-30
Looking for something fun to do during your holiday break? Hop aboard the train with daily train excursions to the Fort Worth Stockyards. Tickets will go on sale in the Fall of 2015.

Due to mechanical requirements, engine and equipment changes may occur without notice. The 1896 steam locomotive, "Puffy," is in service every Saturday until the end of November, as well as specially advertised excursions. The 1953 diesel locomotive, "Vinny," is used for the regularly scheduled weekly service.