North Pole Express®, presented by Great Wolf Lodge

  • Time: Times vary
  • Price: $28-38
  • 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.

    The experience begins at the Historic Cotton Belt Depot platform where riders board the beautifully decorated 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 music.

    While aboard the North Pole Express®, guests receive a Memory Mug of Santa’s special Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk and a delicious Christmas cookie to enjoy during the journey. At Reindeer Ridge, Mrs. Claus boards and presents each child with a “We Believe” bell.

    After the train arrives at the North Pole, guests walk through the snowy North Pole Forest as they enter Santa’s workshop, where a cast of Santa’s helpers perform traditional Christmas musical numbers and share the joy of the season. Santa performs, sharing the joy and spirit of Christmas and wishes everyone a Merry Christmas. Following this magical Christmas performance, and also included in the price of your ticket, all guests will receive a voucher to take a complimentary photo with Santa, which is placed in a commemorative photo jacket. This voucher can be redeemed at any time during the North Pole Express season. Limit one per family.

    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.

    See specific times and dates here.

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

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