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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.

Halloween Treat Train - Saturday, October 31

Calling all ghouls and gals! The Grapevine Vintage Railroad is excited to welcome you and your family for this year's Halloween trick or treat train excursions! These excursions will feature a fun and festive atmosphere that will add the perfect mix of fall fun for your next adventure in Grapevine. 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 3, 10 & 17
Hop aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad's Christmas Wine Trains. This favorite seasonal event is a festive grown-up Christmas event. Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m. Hors d'ouevres will be served with two glasses of wine from Messina Hof Winery. Additional wine will be available for purchase on the train. Tickets are $45 per person. Ticket price includes two complimentary glasses of wine in a Christmas Capital of Texas wine glass, food catered by Chill and a festive train excursion. Riders must be 21 years of age or older.Purchase Tickets.

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. Purchase Tickets.

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.