Full 2020 Experience SPOILER ALERT
North Pole Neighborhood inside the
Cotton Belt Railroad Historic District
705 S. Main St.
Grapevine, TX 76051
Experience the magic of Christmas onboard Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s North Pole Express®, presented by Great Wolf Lodge.
Guests are presented with a Souvenir Ticket before beginning their journey onboard the beautifully decorated North Pole Express. After being seated by a train conductor, the magical journey to the North Pole gets underway. One of Santa’s jovial elves appears and engages passengers to help him in his frantic search for Santa. Minutes later, his best elf-mate joins him with “We Believe” Silver Bells. As she reassures him that they’ll find Santa, she begins handing a bell to each and every child.
As the train approaches Reindeer Ridge it begins to slow before finally coming to a stop. The elves get an idea and encourage the children to ring their bells loud enough for Santa to hear. A jolly laugh echoes through the train and out steps Santa Claus.
The train continues on to the North Pole as Santa and his elves visit with each family and give a Christmas performance about the kindness of the season. Upon arrival to the North Pole, guests make their way through the adventurous snowy North Pole Forest, stopping at different photo ops along the way, making memories with their loved ones.
Following the magical journey, North Pole Express guests will receive a Memory Mug with a Recipe Card for Santa’s Special Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk, Delicious Christmas Cookie and voucher for a COMPLIMENTARY photo with Santa.
Have questions? Please call the Grapevine Visitor Information Center at +1.817.410.3185 or email VisitorInfo@GrapevineTexasUSA.com.
Tickets are non-refundable.
Please check in 30 minutes prior to your reserved ticketed time. Your reserved ticketed time is the train departure time. Train doors will be closed and locked 10 minutes prior to departure. Trains are unable to be held and passengers will not be allowed to board after doors are locked. 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.
In accordance with Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Face Covering Requirement to slow the spread of COVID-19, all guests ages 10 and up will be required to wear a mask or face covering for the duration of the event. It is also recommended that guests younger than 10 years of age wear a face covering if they are able to.
Per recommendations from Governor Abbott, capacity onboard has been reduced and Grapevine Vintage Railroad (GVRR) crew members are ensuring that seats and public areas are properly sanitized between each excursion.