North Pole Express®, presented by Great Wolf Lodge and Trinity Metro TEXRail

  • Time: Times vary
  • Price: $35-$40, $5 per lap child (12 months and younger)
  • Tickets on sale now!

    Grapevine Christmas Village at the Cotton Belt Railroad Historic District
    705 S. Main St.
    Grapevine, TX  76051

    Experience the magic of Christmas on board Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s North Pole Express®. Join Mrs. Claus on a 40- to 45-minute holiday adventure as she takes her guests to bring Santa to the Christmas Capital of Texas®. Guests will receive a cookie baked in Mrs. Claus’s North Pole kitchens, a beautiful “We Believe” bell, and a taste of Santa’s Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk (served in a keepsake Memory Mug).

    NPX Ms Claus - First Class
    First Class Coach Tickets
    $40 per person

    Experience our beautifully restored 1925 day-coaches, complete with upholstered seats, turn of the century ambiance and year-round climate control. NOT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE. Tickets required for all passengers who have celebrated their first birthday. Lap child tickets ($5.00 each) required for those who have not celebrated their first birthday.

    Your North Pole Express experience includes:
    • Souvenir ticket;
    • Christmas train ride hosted by Mrs. Claus;
    • “We Believe” silver bell for all children;
    • Delicious Chocolate Chip cookie;
    • Santa’s Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk served in a keepsake Memory Mug;
    • On board visit from Santa;
    • Stroll through the snowy Christmas Village Forest with photo ops along the way; and
    • Keepsake photo with Santa.

    NPX Ms Claus
    Touring Class Coach Tickets
    $35 per person

    Our 1927 coaches offer authentic railroad travel, with some modern conveniences. Coaches are climate-controlled with wooden bench-style seating and floor-to-ceiling windows. WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE. Tickets required for all passengers who have celebrated their first birthday. Lap child tickets ($5.00 each) required for those who have not celebrated their first birthday.

    Experience our beautifully restored 1925 day-coaches, complete with upholstered seats, turn of the century ambiance and year-round climate control. NOT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE. Tickets required for all passengers who have celebrated their first birthday. Lap child tickets ($5.00 each) required for those who have not celebrated their first birthday.

    Your North Pole Express experience includes:
    • Souvenir ticket;
    • Christmas train ride hosted by Mrs. Claus;
    • “We Believe” silver bell for all children;
    • Delicious Chocolate Chip cookie;
    • Santa’s Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk served in a keepsake Memory Mug;
    • On board visit from Santa;
    • Stroll through the snowy Christmas Village Forest with photo ops along the way; and
    • Keepsake photo with Santa.

    GVRR strongly encourages our guests to purchase tickets for this event in even numbers. All of our coaches are equipped with bench-style seating, designed to accommodate two guests. Because of the nature of this event, we will be seating the train to maximize the available seating. Guests purchasing tickets in odd numbers will find a member of another party seated with their family, or a family member seated with another party.

    Parking Information:

    Parking now available within walking distance to the Christmas Village (705 S. Main St.). Shuttles will not operate this year, so allow plenty of time to park and get to the Christmas Village. Parking locations include:

    • 255 E. Dallas Rd.– Grapevine Main Parking Garage (ADA Accessible) – Parking Fees Apply
    • 636 S. Main St. – Grapevine Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Parking Lot (ADA Accessible) – FREE
    • 410 W. Dallas Rd. – Lone Star Hi-Railers Model Train Association – FREE
    • 1209 South Main St. – Grapevine Convention Center – FREE
    • Additional Parking Throughout Historic Downtown Grapevine – FREE.

    Have questions? Please call the Grapevine Visitor Information Center at +1.817.410.3185 or email VisitorInfo@GrapevineTexasUSA.com.

    Tickets are non-refundable.

    Check-in begins 30 minutes before your reserved ticketed time. Your reserved ticketed time is the train departure time. Train doors will be closed 10 minutes prior to departure. We cannot hold trains for late arrivals and passengers will not be allowed to board after doors are closed.

    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.

    Grapevine is the Christmas Capital of Texas® with 40 days of Christmas events!

    After Christmas Trains

    If you like the North Pole Express®, you may also enjoy the "After Christmas Trains," (December 26-30) which depart at 12:50 p.m from Grapevine and travel to the Historic Stockyards Station in Fort Worth. Our beautifully decorated coaches will be sure to keep the Christmas Spirit alive. $18 to $26 per person.

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