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North Pole Express: A Unique Christmas Memory-Making Opportunity

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The opportunity to make Christmas memories that will last a lifetime is right here in Grapevine, Texas, aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s North Pole Express, presented by Great Wolf Lodge. A one-of-a-kind holiday experience, families with children of all ages can enjoy boarding a gorgeously decorated Victorian Rail coach at the Historic Cotton Belt Depot platform and depart for the North Pole, where Santa’s helpers welcome travelers and sing traditional Christmas carols.

North Pole Express: Offering Families a Unique Christmas Memory-Making Opportunity

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As the train comes closer to its destination at the North Pole, Mrs. Claus makes an appearance and offers a gift to each child rider – a “We Believe” silver Santa bell. Upon arrival at the North Pole, guests walk through a snowy Christmas Tree forest entertained by Christmas music and magical moments before the appearance of Santa Claus himself! He wishes all a Merry Christmas and then gives all the children some Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk in a memory mug keepsake. During the trip, families will also be given a voucher for a free family photo with Santa!

North Pole Express: Offering Families a Unique Christmas Memory-Making Opportunity

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Advanced tickets are recommended for this ride from Grapevine, otherwise known as the “Christmas Capital of Texas” and infants from 0-12 months ride for free and can be held in an adult’s lap. The train schedule, ticket information, details on the North Pole, as well as parking instructions can all be found on the Grapevine Texas website link provided here. Happy holidays!