North Pole Express

North Pole Express

All aboard! Join us for a magical trip to the North Pole!

"All Aboard” says the conductor, and your journey begins. Through the dark night, the magical train speeds to the top of the world!
Upon arrival at the brilliantly decorated North Pole, Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves board the train to visit with everyone, so be sure to bring your camera! 

Wear your Christmas pajamas!

Coach Class

You'll enjoy chocolate milk and cookies and sing Christmas carols.  Listen to a special Christmas story and receive a Christmas gift!


First Class Service!

First Class Service

The Silver Maple and the Kayenta offer First Class service - hot chocolate in a souvenir mug, special dessert treat,  and specialized service. Listen to a special Christmas story and receive a premium Christmas gift!

Live Entertainment!

C&NW - A side  passengers will see and interact with the on board entertainer provideing the carols, story, and good cheer for the rest of the train!

Dates & Times

  • Fridays, Nov. 21, 28 Dec. 5, 12, 19  
    Departure Times: 5:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 8:00 pm
  • Saturdays Nov. 22, 29 Dec. 6, 13, 20   
    Departure Times: 5:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 8:00 pm
  • Sundays Nov. 23,30 Dec. 7
    Departure Times: 5:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 8:00 pm
  • Sunday December 14   
    Departure Times: 5:00 pm, 8:00 pm


This event sells out every year - advance purchase is essential!

Tickets for Groups of 20 or more go on sale July 14 - 9:00 am CST
Tickets for Individuals go on sale July 28 - 9:00 am CST

CoachC&NW - A Side (Live Entertainer)First ClassUnder 2 Years*
$27 $37 $47 Free

*Please note: children who have not yet celebrated their 2nd birthday do not require a purchased ticket; however, you will be required to hold them on your lap. Please notify the ticket agent when you pick up your tickets in the depot on the evening of your North Pole Express trip that you have an infant with you.

Note: Above prices include taxes but not convenience fee. $3.00/ticket purchased on web or $4.00/ticket if purchased through the ticket call center at 205-757-8383.

Tickets will not be available at the museum's office.

For More Information

Need more information? Please read over the North Pole Express Frequently Asked Questions!

Tickets and Event Information are available through the ticket call center at 205-757-8383.

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