North Pole Express 2020

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Coaches and Pricing:

First Class Coach Tickets      $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 Coach Tickets          $34 per person

These 1920s Victorian-inspired coaches offer the most authentic railroad travel experience from this time period with a few modern conveniences. Coaches are climate-controlled with wooden bench-style seating and floor-to-ceiling windows. WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE


Lap Child Tickets          $5 per lap child

Children 12 months and younger must be held in an adult’s lap and require a Lap Child Ticket. This ticket includes the full North Pole Express experience.

For COVID-19 contact tracing purposes, the names of all ticketed passengers must be provided in order to purchase tickets.

Tickets are non-refundable.

Please check in 30 minutes prior to your reserved ticketed time. Your reserved ticketed time is the train departure time. Train doors will be closed and locked 10 minutes prior to departure. Trains are unable to be held and passengers will not be allowed to board after doors are locked. Missed trains will not be refunded.

Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian on all Grapevine Vintage Railroad excursions.


North Pole Neighborhood inside the
Cotton Belt Railroad Historic District

705 S. Main St.
Grapevine, TX  76051

Experience the magic of Christmas onboard Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s North Pole Express®, presented by Great Wolf Lodge.

Your North Pole Express experience includes a:

  • Souvenir Ticket;

  • Christmas Train Ride Full of Fun and Christmas Spirit;

  • “We Believe” Silver Bell for All Children;

  • Memory Mug and Recipe Card on How to Make Santa’s Special Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk;

  • Delicious Christmas Cookie;

  • Onboard Performance from Santa and His Jovial Elves;

  • Stroll Through the Snowy North Pole Forest with Photo Ops Along the Way; and

  • Keepsake Photo with Santa.

North Pole Express is only one of hundreds of fun-filled Christmas events taking place, so NOW is the time to book your hotel stay at one of Grapevine’s 20-plus hotels and resorts! 

Click here for great rates and packages and plan to enjoy 40 days of Christmas events such as:

  • Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan Resort

  • Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge

  • Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

  • Holiday Bricktacular at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center

  • Scuba Diving Santa at SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium

  • Classic Christmas Movies and Live Performances at the Historic Palace Theatre

  • Grapevine Christmas Passport – Elf Adventure

  • Christmas Wine Trail

  • And a whole lot more!

For the full Christmas Capital of Texas calendar of events, visit

Extend your stay past Christmas and enjoy the After Christmas Trains which run from Grapevine to the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards, December 26-30, 2020, departing at 12:50 p.m. All coaches will still be adorned with beautiful Christmas decorations. Purchase your tickets today!  

For more information, please visit, call the Grapevine Visitor Information Center at 817.410.3185 or email [email protected].

In accordance with Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Face Covering Requirement to slow the spread of COVID-19, all guests ages 10 and up will be required to wear a mask or face covering for the duration of the event. It is also recommended that guests younger than 10 years of age wear a face covering if they are able to.

Per recommendations from Governor Abbott, capacity onboard has been reduced and GVRR crew members are ensuring that seats and public areas are properly sanitized between each excursion.


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Grapevine Vintage Railroad 705 S. Main St
Grapevine, TX 76051