Special Events

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

In the summer, sign up for one of the adventurous Great Train Robberies. 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.

Day Out With Thomas

March 31 - April 2 and April 7 - April 9 - Purchase Tickets

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.

Jazz Wine Trains

April 21 & 22 

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.

North Pole Express

November 24 - December 23 - Tickets will go on sale in July

Imagine the joy on the faces of your children and grandchildren as they experience the magic of Grapevine's North Pole Express! 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 Christmas Tree 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 30, December 7 & 15

'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 a special meal provided by Meat U Anywhere. Your meal will feature turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans a wonderful dessert. Visitors will also enjoy two complimentary glasses of wine from Messina Hof Grapevine Winery, served in a special souvenir glass.No one under 21 allowed. No refunds.

After Christmas Trains

December 26-30

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 in service on the first Saturday of most months throughout the year, as well as specially advertised excursions. The 1953 diesel locomotive, "Vinny," is used for the regularly scheduled weekly service.