Stockyards North Pole Express 2023

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Departure Location:

Historic Stockyards National Historic District
Stockyards Station
140 E. Exchange Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76164

**These North Pole Express Excursions do not depart from Grapevine**

Seating Information

Please note, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad requires guests to reserve seats by the bench for this excursion. Each bench accommodates two guests. This means for parties of odd numbers, an even number of seats must be selected at checkout. A family of three, for example, would select four seats on two benches, which can be turned to face each other on the train.

Experience the magic of Christmas aboard the beautifully decorated Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s North Pole Express®. Bring the whole family on a holiday adventure in the Christmas Capital of Texas®. All guests receive a delicious chocolate chip cookie baked in Mrs. Claus’ North Polekitchens and a taste of Santa’s Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk served in a keepsake Memory Mug. Children will also receive a beautiful “We Believe” bell. Festive pajamas encouraged!

Price: $35 per person (anyone who has celebrated their first birthday will need to purchase of ticket)

Your North Pole Express experience includes:

• Souvenir ticket
• Christmas train excursion
• “We Believe” silver bell for all children
• Delicious chocolate chip cookie
• A keepsake Memory Mug of Santa’s Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk

Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian on all Grapevine Vintage Railroad excursions. Tickets are required for all passengers who have celebrated their first birthday. Lap child tickets ($6 each) are required for those who have not celebrated their first birthday. 

Check-in Information

Check in at least 30 minutes before your reserved ticketed time (departure time). Train doors close 10 minutes prior to departure. We cannot hold trains for late arrivals and passengers will not be allowed to board after doors are closed. Missed trains will not be refunded. Please give yourself extra time to park and get to the Stockyards Station (no shuttle service available).

Tickets are non-refundable.

Departure Location:

Historic Stockyards National Historic District
Stockyards Station
140 E. Exchange Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76164


The Stockyards charges for parking. Once parked, there are signs with QR codes. Scan the code, enter your phone number, license plate number and payment information. Parking fees are typically $15 per vehicle. However, parking fees can change without notice.

The North Pole Express is only one of hundreds of fun-filled Christmas events taking place in Grapevine. Other festive attractions include:

  • 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, Live Performances and Cartoons and Crafts at the Historic Palace Theatre

  • Christmas Wine Trail

  • Peace Plaza Ice Rink

  • and more

Wrap up your day by staying at one of Grapevine’s 20-plus hotels and resorts. Now is the time book your accomodations. Click here for great rates and packages.

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

Staying past Christmas? Enjoy one of the After Christmas Trains, which travel from Grapevine to the Historic Stockyards Station in Fort Worth, December 26-30, 2022, departing at 12:50 p.m. All coaches will still be beautifully decorated for the Christmas season. 

Please note: After your purchase, you will receive a confirmation email from Grapevine Ticketline [[email protected]] and a separate reminder email from the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau [[email protected]] 24-36 hours prior to your event. We recommend checking your spam folder if you do not receive these emails in your inbox.

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

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