Grapevine North Pole Express train tickets on sale soon

One of the nicest things about Texas is that you don’t have to flee the state for a unique vacation. From coastal gulf beaches, megacities, cowboy hideaways in West Texas, and charming small towns – each with a claim to fame – there’s plenty of ground to cover. In the Grapevine, located between Dallas and Fort Worth, four and a half hours north of San Antonio, visitors will find themselves surrounded by the vineyards of the state’s “Christmas capital.”

The weather outside can be frightening in July (like 105°C) but in Grapevine, exhilarating holiday events are already taking shape. I mean, it’s never too early to start planning a weekend getaway for your family, right?

This week, tickets for the city’s famous Christmas train ride will go on sale to the public. While air-conditioned tours and train rides are available year-round in the city, the holiday season is when the depot really seems to shine. Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s North Pole Express is sort of like the family-friendly Texas answer to “The Polar Express.” Guests in their warmest attire will board refurbished 1920’s Victorian passenger buses, with wood-panelled cabins decorated with sprigs of holly and all the other classic festive decorations of the holiday.

Under the vigilant leadership of Mrs. Claus, the family-friendly train will head to Santa’s Workshop (Texas Division). All passengers will eat cookies and iced chocolate milk in a keepsake mug, with extra items for the kids.

After the ride, guests will have the opportunity to take pictures with Santa and roam the Christmas Village. Attraction tickets will be available upon request on Tuesday, July 26th. First class tickets with upholstered seats are available for $40 per person. Classic tour bus tickets are $35 a piece. Flights run from November 21 to December 23.

While experiencing the city’s Christmas news, parents can sneak away to wander the Urban Wine Trail in Grapevine and sample the offerings at the city’s wineries. On holiday evenings, the Christmas Wine Train also departs from the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Packages include meals, glasses of locally fermented wine, laurels, and holiday cheer.

Being the capital of Christmas, the city is bathed in holiday lights and larger-than-life decorations during the festive season, with a host of other holiday-themed activities.

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