North Pole Express®

North Pole Express
Be sure to join us November - December 2020!

Experience the magic of Christmas aboard Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s North Pole Express®, presented by Great Wolf Lodge.

Guests are presented with a Souvenir Ticket as they begin their journey aboard the beautifully decorated Grapevine Vintage Railroad. As guests board the train, Santa’s elves greet them with a Memory Mug of Santa’s special Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk. After being seated, guests are served a delicious Christmas cookie to enjoy on the way to Reindeer Ridge. When the train arrives at Reindeer Ridge, Mrs. Claus steps on board and presents each child with a “We Believe” silver bell. The train then continues on to the North Pole. Upon arrival, guests stroll through the snowy North Pole Forest, making their way to Santa’s Workshop. Once inside the Workshop, Santa, Mrs. Claus and a cast of jovial elves perform a Broadway-style Christmas performance and share in the kindness of the season. 

Following the magical Christmas performance, North Pole Express guests receive a voucher for a COMPLIMENTARY photo with Santa.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets prices TBA, for ages 1 year and older. Infants will be required to ride in the lap of an adult.

First Class

First Class Coaches

These 1920s Victorian-inspired coaches feature historic ambiance. Coaches are climate-controlled with upholstered bench-style seating. Not wheelchair accessible.

Touring Class

Touring Class Coaches

These 1920s coaches offer the most authentic railroad travel experience from this time period with a few modern conveniences. These heated coaches have wooden bench-style seating and floor-to-ceiling windows. Wheelchair accessible.

Silver Coach

Silver Coaches

This former metro commuter train coach has three seats on one side of the aisle and two on the other, making it perfect for parties of two, three or five. This coach is climate-controlled. Not wheelchair accessible.

Please note, tickets are non-refundable. Missed trains will not be refunded.

For scheduling reasons, train doors will be closed and locked 10 minutes prior to ticketed departure time. Passengers will NOT be allowed to board after doors are locked.

Your ticketed departure time is the train departure time. Please check-in 30 minutes prior to ticketed departure time.

Grapevine is the Christmas Capital of Texas® with 1,400 events in 40 days! Also, relive childhood traditions you love by strolling through vintage vignettes showcasing the charm and spirit of a classic town preparing for Christmas at Grapevine’s Hometown Christmas exhibit, which will be located in the Tower Gallery inside of Grapevine’s Visitor Information Center.

All tickets purchased are non-refundable. Missed trains will not be refunded.

Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian on all Grapevine Vintage Railroad excursions.

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Please note, you will receive a confirmation email from Grapevine TicketLine [] after your purchase, and a separate reminder email from the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau [] 24 hours prior to your event. We recommend checking your spam folder if you do not receive these emails in your inbox.

Should you have additional questions, please email us at or call us at +1-817-410-3185 at least 24 hours prior to your ticketed event.