Special Events

With so many fun and exciting special events, you will want to experience the Grapevine Vintage Railroad over and over!

In October, don't miss the family-friendly Halloween Treat Train for kids. During Christmas, there's the North Pole Express®, Christmas Wine Trains and After Christmas Trains. Take a ride with Day Out with Thomas™ or sip and savor the flavors of Grapevine wineries while enjoying live music aboard the Jazz Wine Train

Review the calendar below to purchase tickets or learn more about the many events that take place on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad.


Kiss Me I'm Irish Express

March 17, 2018
Admission: $39 (Adults 21 and older)

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad! For $39, enjoy an outing on the GVRR complete with two craft brews in a souvenir glass and heavy hors d'oeuvres. The train departs out of the Grapevine station at approximately 7 p.m. and returns to Grapevine around 9 p.m.  (Train does not travel to Fort Worth Stockyards.) More information to be released closer to the date!


Jazz Wine Trains

March 23 & 24, 2018
Admission: $59 (Adults 21 years and older)

NOTE: Both trains for 2018 have sold out! Be sure to check out our New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail & Blessing of the Vines event on April 14, 2018!

There’s nothing like good jazz, fine wine and a trip back in time. This one-of-a-kind wine tasting experience will showcase some of the best wines from Grapevine's winery tasting rooms. So grab your girlfriends or that someone special for a truly unique night out on the town.


Grapevine Easter Bunny Train

April 1, 2018 - 2 p.m. or 4 p.m.
Admission: $14 per person

Hop aboard the Grapevine Easter Bunny Train! The first ride of the day will depart Grapevine at 2 p.m. and returns at approximately 3 p.m.  The second ride will depart at 4 p.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. The ride will include the Easter Bunny and candy for the children. The entire family will enjoy this true railroad experience.


Day Out With Thomas

April 13-15 & 20-22, 2018
Admission: $17-$25

Hop aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad for Day Out With ThomasTM, presented by Fisher-Price. If your little ones love Thomas the Tank EngineTM, bring the entire family to enjoy this special opportunity to take a ride with the classic storybook engine at regional heritage railroads across the country. Advance ticket purchase is recommended.

Since Thomas the Tank Engine left the depot more than 65 years ago, this really useful engine and his Island of Sodor friends have chugged their way into the hearts of preschoolers and grownups worldwide. Based on The Railway Series of classic stories, Thomas & Friends is a rite of passage that inspires the imagination while teaching the life lessons of friendship, exploration, and cooperation.

Held annually, the event features an approximately 25-minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, Thomas & Friends-TM themed entertainment, storytelling, live music, building with Mega Bloks®, temporary tattoos of Island of Sodor friends and an Imagination Station with arts & crafts and more. Little engineers will also have the opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway on the Island of Sodor.


Witches Brew Train

October 26, 2018

Come join the Grapevine Vintage Railroad on October 26 for the adults-only Witches Brew Train. Put on your best costume and enjoy some light bites with two craft brews served in a collectible mug. This trip does not travel to the Fort Worth Stockyards.


Halloween Trains

October 27 & 28, 2018
Admission: $8 Children // $10 Adults

Come join the Grapevine Vintage Railroad on either October 27 or 28 for the Halloween Trains. Practice your Halloween skills while in costume and enjoy our treats. These trips are one hour long, and do not travel to the Fort Worth Stockyards.


North Pole Express presented by Great Wolf Lodge

Late November through late December, 2018 (Dates TBD) - Tickets on sale in mid-July 2018!
Tickets $25 per person

Imagine the joy on the faces of your children and grandchildren as they experience the magic of Grapevine's North Pole Express, presented by Great Wolf Lodge! Guests begin their journey as they board the beautifully decorated Grapevine Vintage Railroad's Victorian 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 songs.

Then, a magical moment! As the train draws closer to the North Pole, Mrs. Claus makes a special appearance to give each child a "We Believe" silver Santa bell. Guests then arrive at the North Pole and walk along a snowy forest trail, where, as they wait for an appearance by Santa, guests are entertained with songs and magical Christmas moments. Finally, Santa arrives! Santa wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and then shares his Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk served in a memory mug to all the boys and girls. Families will also receive a voucher for a complimentary family photo with Santa.

Note: There are no train excursions to the Fort Worth Stockyards during these dates.


Christmas Wine Trains 

November & December, 2018 (Dates TBD)
Tickets $45 per person.

'Tis the season for holiday cheer on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad! The Christmas Wine Trains offer a great grown-up escape from the hustle and bustle of Christmas. Your holiday excursion includes two complimentary glasses of wine (with more available for purchase) served in a special souvenir glass, heavy hors d'oeuvres and dessert.No one under 21 allowed. No refunds.


After Christmas Trains 

Late December 2018 (Dates TBD)

Looking for something fun to do during your holiday break? Hop aboard the train with daily train excursions to the Fort Worth Stockyards.

Note: Due to mechanical requirements, engine and equipment changes may occur without notice. The 1896 steam locomotive, "Puffy," is anticipated to return to service in early 2018. The 1953 diesel locomotive, "Vinny," is used for the regularly scheduled weekly service.