North Pole Express®, presented by Great Wolf Lodge

  • Time: Times vary
  • Price: $28-38, for ages 1 year and older
  • Tickets are no longer available as all trains are now full. We hope to see you next year!

    Create a unique Christmas memory aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad's North Pole Express®, presented by Great Wolf Lodge. As one of the most popular Christmas Capital of Texas® events, families and children of all ages will enjoy this one-of-a-kind Christmas experience.

    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 are $28-38 per person, for ages 1 year and older. Infants will be required to ride in the lap of an adult.

    First Class

    First Class Coaches - $38 per person

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

    Touring Class

    Touring Class - $34 per person

    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 Coach - $28 per person

    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.

    We are excited to welcome your family and friends to the North Pole Express and to Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas.

    Please note, due to mechanical requirements, engine and equipment changes may occur without notice.

    Tickets are $28-38 per person, which include a train excursion, Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk and Cookie, “We Believe” Silver Bell, Christmas musical with Santa and a commemorative photo.

    Dates for the North Pole Express are November 29, 30 and December 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23.

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

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