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North Pole Express (Standard Experience)

North Pole Express (Standard Experience)

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Santa’s coming to town. Join him!

Come on over to the North Pole, NYC. Yes, Santa has set up shop in the heart of Manhattan this year, and you’re invited to join him!

Hop on board the North Pole Express for gorgeous views of Midtown Manhattan’s famous holiday lights, enjoy an audio tour of local landmarks, and sip hot cocoa with chocolate treats as you make your way to meet Santa himself! Tell him your most cherished Christmas wishes and get a free sleigh bell as a good luck charm. It’s Christmas, NYC-style. Don’t miss it!

  • Santa at the "North Pole"
  • Express Conductor
  • Secret Gift
  • Golden Ticket
  • Chocolate Cookie
  • Festive Winter Hat
  • Hot Chocolate

The Jolly Details

  • Meet the Express conductor and Santa
  • Join our Christmas carol sing-along
  • 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 Ave Holiday Light Show
  • Giant Red Ornaments
  • Sparkling Toy
  • Grand Central
  • Columbus Circle
  • Empire State Building
  • Grand Army Plaza
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • Holiday Candy Canes
  • Illuminated Taxi
  • Cartier Holiday Lights
  • Bryant Park Winter Village
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • Chrysler Building
  • Central Park

Boarding Info

  • Dates: Nov 11, 2024 - Jan 01, 2024
  • Departure point: 42nd St btwn 5th and 6th ave, NY
  • Departure time: 2:00pm
  • Destination: The "North Pole"
  • How to board: Scan your e-pass, no print-outs needed
  • Complete trip duration: Approx. 45 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.