GALLERY: More tickets now available for the North Pole Express in Grapevine

Mayor William D. Tate announced at the Turkey Pardoning that more tickets have now become available for the North Pole Express.

Mayor William D. Tate announced at the Turkey Pardoning that more tickets have now become available for the North Pole Express.

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On Nov. 20 Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate officially pardoned Tom T. Turkey and announced that in honor of the holiday season, more tickets are now available to purchase for the North Pole Express.

The first round of tickets, which initially became available Oct. 1, sold out in record time, the mayor said.

“The tickets for the North Pole Express are hard to come by. In the first 12 minutes we sold 7,000 tickets," Tate said.

Since the tickets sold out so quickly, and in the meantime the city has continuously received requests for more tickets, the mayor said the Grapevine Vintage Railroad was able to add another coach to the North Pole Express. By working closely with TEXRail, the mayor said additional time slots for trains have been added resulting in thousands of additional North Pole Express tickets.

The tickets became available at online at noon on Nov. 20.

"With this offer, those who were disappointed by the inability to purchase tickets will be given a chance to bring joy and happiness to their loved ones once again," Tate said.

The North Pole Express, presented by Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, takes passengers on decorated coaches to Santa's Workshop. Along the way, passengers experience snacks and entertainment from Santa's Elves.

To find out more and to purchase tickets, click here.
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the McKinney edition.


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