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North Pole Express (Enhanced Experience)

North Pole Express (Enhanced Experience)

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Santa’s coming to town. Join him!

Get your advanced tickets to the good list, because Santa is bringing the North Pole to the heart of Manhattan, New York.

Take a tour of Midtown Manhattan’s storied holiday lights as you listen to thrilling Christmas tales told by one of Santa’s Elves. End your journey at the North Pole to meet Santa Himself. Tell him your deepest Christmas wishes and get a sleigh bell as a good luck charm. It’s a Christmas NYC-style like no other!

  • Santa at the "North Pole"
  • Elf
  • Express Conductor
  • Festive Winter Hat
  • Secret Gift
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Storytelling
  • Chocolate Cookie
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Cozy Blanket
  • Golden Ticket

The Jolly Details

  • Meet the Express conductor, two of Santa's elves, and Santa himself!
  • Join our Christmas carol sing-along
  • Exclusive:
    • On-board storytelling
    • Audio tour narration
    • Holiday lights
    • A longer route with more sights to see (7 miles)
  • Treats:
    • Hot cocoa and chocolate treats
    • Gluten-free and dairy-free options available upon request. Please notify the conductor when boarding
  • Seating: Guaranteed on the upper deck
  • Gifts:
    • Round trip ticket to the "North Pole"
    • A secret present from Santa (sleigh bell)
    • Memorable stickers for all kids
    • Complementary hat and blanket
  • Highlights: Write down your wishes in a letter and tell Santa in person!
  • Attire: Pajamas are welcome!
Dazzling Holiday Lights
  • Rockefeller Christmas Tree
  • Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Light Show
  • Giant Red Ornaments
  • Sparkling Toy
  • Grand Central
  • Columbus Circle
  • Empire State Building
  • Grand Army Plaza
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • Illuminated Taxi
  • Holiday Candy Canes
  • Cartier Holiday Lights
  • Bryant Park Winter Village
  • Holiday Trees on 6th
  • Chrysler Building
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral

Boarding Info

  • Dates: Nov 11, 2024 - Jan 01, 2024
  • Departure point: 42nd St btwn 5th and 6th ave, NY
  • Departure time: 5:00pm & 6:45pm
  • Destination: The "North Pole"
  • How to board: Scan your e-pass, no print-outs needed
  • Complete trip duration: Approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes

**Infants under 2 years old can travel at no charge in the lap of their guardian (16+ years old). Another option is to purchase a Kids ticket, if a seat is required for an infant.

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Our Very Merry Route

Route is subject to change. All entertainment is performed onboard the vehicle.