everyone loves trains, and if you haven’t gotten your fix yet, then you’ll definitely want to see this gargantuan set-up at The Trains at NorthPark Center. A must-see for the young, and the young-at-heart. Since 1987, the Trains at NorthPark have been delighting the hearts and minds of young and old alike.

The Trains at NorthPark marks its 20th year at NorthPark Center. Presented by BANK OF TEXAS, this holiday family tradition has become a favorite for generations of Dallasites and includes more than 750 rail cars on 1600 feet of track rolling from coast to coast on a whimsical rail journey across America.

The Trains travel from the autumn foliage of New England to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge with stops along the way to see New York City, Washington DC, Dallas, and the desert Southwest including the Grand Canyon and the Garden of the Gods—there’s even some interplanetary visitors from Outer Space! More than 75,000 visitors are entertained each season.

“Benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD), the exhibit has raised more than $13 million dollars since its debut in 1987”

The extraordinary exhibit has been seen by more than two million people since its original run over 30 years ago. Benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD), the exhibit has raised more than $13 million dollars since its debut in 1987. All proceeds from ticket sales go to helping families at Ronald McDonald House of Dallas.

Ticket Prices:
Tickets for The Trains at NorthPark are $4 for children ages 2-12 and seniors over 65. Adults are $7, while children under 2 are admitted for free. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. The exhibit will run from Nov.17, 2018 through Jan.6, 2019.

The exhibit closes on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, and has special hours on:

November 23: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
November 24: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
December 15-26: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mon.-Sat.
Thanksgiving Eve: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Year’s Eve: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Year’s Day: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

​There are multiple ways to purchase tickets to the exhibit:​​

1). At The Trains at NorthPark exhibit entrance
2). Discounted tickets available at Dallas-area Tom Thumb stores.
3). Pre-Order your tickets online. Pre-Orders will be available at will-call any day of the exhibit. Please print your ticket confirmation email and your payment receipt and bring them with you to the exhibit entrance.

8687 N Central Expy,
Dallas, TX 75225

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Cynthia is a part-time author, photographer and full-time mom who has lived in The Colony for 15 years. Originally from Oklahoma, Cynthia enjoys the arts, her two dogs and keeps plenty busy with two teens in the household.