NORTH POLE EXPRESS
ABOUT THE JOURNEY
The North Pole Express offers similar amenities to our Santa’s Steam Spectacular, but this Santa train is pulled by one of our vintage diesel locomotives. To learn more about Santa’s Steam Spectacular, click here.
Join Santa and Mrs. Claus as you depart New Hope Station for a North Pole Express Train ride through the historic Bucks County countryside on the way to the North Pole.
The journey begins when the Conductor calls “All Aboard”! Whether you’re a new guest or returning for a family tradition, you will experience the sounds and tastes of the holiday season. Sing along with our roaming musicians as they play Christmas carols and you sip warm cocoa and enjoy a freshly baked cookie.
Share your special wishes with Santa as he and Mrs. Claus visit with the children. Each child will receive their own sleigh bell gift from Santa himself. Children and adults alike are encouraged to indulge in the spirit of the season by wearing pajamas and settling in for a relaxing ride with family and friends aboard our festive railway cars adorned with holiday decorations.
This joyous annual event will surely become a cherished holiday tradition for the entire family.
Enjoy an hour long excursion pulled by one of our diesel locomotives. The holiday train cars are beautifully decorated with festive adornments.
While on board, we offer an array of beverages and light snacks for an additional fee.
Santa & His Helpers
Santa will visit with each family to collect the Christmas wishes of the children. This special moment will be beautifully captured by one of our photographers. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase their own commemorative photo package while aboard the train.
*Photo packages are offered for purchase for an additional fee. Fees vary based on the package selected.
Savor the taste of warm cocoa and cookies served by one of our holiday car hosts, while being entertained by one of the roaming musicians playing Christmas favorites. Each family will have a personal visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus
PLEASE NOTE: The video above is an overview of both the North Pole Express, a Diesel Locomotive Powered Excursion and Santa’s Steam Spectacular, a Steam Locomotive powered excursion. Motive power, passenger cars, services and other offerings captured in the video may differ. Check the description of each excursion for more details of what is offered.
CLASSES OF SERVICE AND FARES
To Reserve by Phone:
Contact our Call Center at 215-862-2332.
Call Center hours of operation: 7 Days per week, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
To Reserve Online:
Every effort will be made to seat groups as close together as possible on the train. Please let us know your needs prior to boarding.
- e-Ticket sales close 10 minutes prior to departure for this excursion.
- There are a limited number of e-Tickets for this event. We strongly discourage attempting to purchase your e-tickets the day of the event, since a majority of dates and/or times are sold out in advance.
- Advance reservations are recommended.
- If you have a reservation, your e-Ticket will be scanned as you board the train. You may also purchase e-tickets at the gift shop or ticket office up to 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. If you forget your e-Ticket, we can print them for you, subject to verification.
- e-Tickets are attached to your e-mail receipt and sent after purchase is complete.
- e-Tickets must be presented to a train crew member prior to boarding the train.
- e-Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable and will not be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed.
- A processing fee is added to all orders. (Learn more here)
- Rates, times, dates are subject to change.
- All excursions are subject to availability.
- Additional On-Site Parking fees may apply.
- Boarding by fare class may occur.
- Smoking is prohibited onboard the train and at all stations.
- The railroad assumes no responsibility for lost or stolen items.
- The Railroad reserves the right, without liability and notice, to cancel and/or otherwise modify the schedule, routing and/or equipment on any excursion whenever, in its judgement circumstances warrant.
Other excursions and/or events are available. Check out our complete train schedule to see all our options.
e-Ticket fares are subject to a 9% Processing Fee. Schedules are adhered to as closely as possible, but the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad reserves the right, without liability and notice, to cancel and/or otherwise modify the schedule, fares, times, dates, routing, motive power, equipment and/or seat selection on any excursion, train and/or event whenever, in its judgement, circumstances warrant. You will be notified if a change in schedule or motive power affects your reservation. The railroad is not responsible for lack of sufficient capacity or adverse weather conditions that prevent operations. There are a limited number of tickets available for each day during this event. If you have not pre-purchased tickets, please call 215-862-2332 before coming, as tickets may not be available. e-Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable and will not be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All excursions, trains and events are subject to availability. Boarding by class of ticket may occur. e-Tickets must be presented to a train crew member prior to boarding the train for validation purposes. Smoking is prohibited on board the train and at all stations. The railroad assumes no liability for lost or stolen items. Additional on-site parking fees apply.
Payment in full at booking by major credit card is required to finalize a reservation. You may not reschedule a reservation after the scheduled departure, no exceptions.
You agree that NORTH POLE EXPRESS event (the “Event”) for which you purchased tickets and/or attended is a public event, that your appearance and actions inside and outside the venue where the Event occurs are public in nature, and that you have no expectation of privacy with regard to your actions or conduct at the Event. You hereby irrevocably grant permission to the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad and/or their assigns to use, copy, display, distribute, exhibit and utilize your name, image, digital image, likeness, acts, poses, voice, appearance, movements and statements in any live or recorded audio, video or photographic display or other transmission, exhibition, publication or reproduction of same, including at the Event (regardless of whether before, during or after the Event) for any purpose, in any manner, in any medium or context now known or hereafter developed without further authorization from or any compensation to you or anyone acting or entitled to act on your behalf.
All images on this website are for illustration purposes only and may not be an exact representation of the products, equipment, motive power and/or services offered during events, excursions and/or trains. The New Hope & Ivyland Railroad reserves the right to change images and specifications at any time without liability and notice.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE INGREDIENTS:
The New Hope & Ivyland Railroad cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of ingredients or nutritional information we provide nor liable for any adverse reactions caused by the products we offer. Please be advised that we prepare our foods in a commercial kitchen where cross-contact with food allergens is possible and where ingredient substitutions and recipe revisions are sometimes made. In addition, manufacturers of commercial foods we use may change their product formulation or consistency of ingredients at any time without notice. Accordingly, actual ingredients and nutritional content may vary and we cannot guarantee that any food item will be completely free of food allergens. To the extent you have any questions regarding ingredients of a particular food item, please contact our event planner for more information.
Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Cookie: Chocolate chunks (sugar, chocolate liquor, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, soy lecithin an emulsifier, vanilla, milk), enriched wheat flour (wheat flour, malted barley, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), vegetable shortening (palm oil and/or canola oil), sugar, eggs, contains 2% or less of the following: invert sugar, molasses, whey powder, whey protein concentrate, natural and artificial flavors, pyrophosphate, sodium aluminum sulfate, corn starch, calcium sulfate, monocalcium phosphate, spices (annatto and turmeric) and salt.
Hot Cocoa Mix Ingredients: sugar, corn syrup, modified whey, cocoa (processed with alkali), hydrogenated coconut oil, nonfat milk, calcium carbonate, less than 2% of: salt, dipotassium phosphate, mono- and diglycerides, carrageenan, acesulfame potassium, sucralose, artificial flavor.. Contains milk.