November & December, 2018


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.


  • The Train

    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.

  • Entertainment

    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



  • First Class
  • First Class
  • First Class

For a more private and upscale setting, our First Class upgrade will reserve a place for you in one of our luxuriously appointed, climate controlled parlor car, that has been restored to its original turn of the century splendor. Guests will be seated at a table in their own individual parlor style chair. Enjoy warm cocoa and cookies as you are visited by Santa and Mrs. Claus on your round-trip travels to the North Pole. All first class guests will receive a souvenir.
First class seats are limited, so reserve your tickets early.
*You may also purchase one of our photo packages, additional regular & alcoholic beverages and light snacks.



  • Coach Class
  • Coach Class
  • Coach Class
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  • Coach Class

Coach Class seating features vintage heated passenger cars built between 1913 & 1935. Bench-style seats are comfortably padded with high backs creating a perfect setting for families, or large groups. A freshly baked cookie and warm cocoa is served to each guest by one of our friendly car hosts. Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit with each family and your moment captured by one of our photographers.
*Photo packages, beverages and light snacks are available for an extra fee.



Please Note:

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.

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.