If you're planning on being in Dallas this holiday season, and you're traveling with children, there's no better Christmas attraction than the North Pole Express in Grapevine. This magical train ride is the perfect holiday present for children of all ages and even adults who get a twinkle in their eyes when Christmas rolls around each year.
Take the whole family to the North Pole via Grapevine Vintage Railroad's very own North Pole Express, one of the most popular holiday attractions in Dallas. Visitors are encouraged to arrive in their favorite Christmas pajamas, setting the tone for a fun trip down the tracks.
Travelers to the North Pole — Photo courtesy of Grapevine Vintage Railroad
The holiday train experience begins at the Historic Cotton Belt Depot platform in Grapevine, where riders are greeted by joyful elves and carolers. The train is decked out in beautiful vintage decorations, and during the ride, visitors get to enjoy live entertainment.
As the North Pole Express draws close to the North Pole station, Mrs. Claus appears with "We Believe" silver Santa bells for all the children.
When the train arrives at the enchanting destination, visitors stroll down a dreamlike, snowy trail lined by Christmas trees to get to the heart of the North Pole. There, in this magical winter wonderland, guests are entertained by classic Christmas movies, twinkling lights and Christmas songs.
Santa Claus arrives and shares frosty chocolate snow milk with all the boys and girls, and he even lets them keep the memory mugs.
The trips to the North Pole take place only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Friday, Nov. 28, to Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. Visitors are asked to arrive at the Train Depot at least 45 minutes to an hour before the departure time, as well as allow for an additional 20 minutes for travel between the parking lot and the train station. The boarding for each departure closes five minutes before take-off, so plan accordingly!
Also, don't forget to dress in your best Christmas clothes or pajamas, as families also receive vouchers for a complimentary photo with Santa Claus.
Tickets for the North Pole Express are $25 per person, and they're booking up quickly! If you want to experience this magical Dallas holiday attraction, make your reservations for it now.
While you're in Grapevine, check out a number of other great family attractions nearby, including the historic downtown area. Or even plan a stay at the always kid-friendly Great Wolf Lodge.