North Pole Express 2022 (Enhanced Experience)

North Pole Express 2022 (Enhanced Experience)

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The experience

Why travel when you can get a North Pole Express ride right in the heart of NYC? Get ready to enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while the North Pole Express travels through the stunning Christmas lights in Manhattan.

With the Enhanced Experience, you will sing Christmas carols and have an educational adventure with Elf. Also, Santa is joining the ride at the “North Pole”. Kids on Santa's Nice List can even get a sleigh bell from Santa!

  • Santa at the "North Pole"
  • Express Conductor
  • Elf
  • Storytelling
  • Secret Gift
  • Round Trip Ticket
  • Winter Hat
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Chocolate chip cookies


  • Meet the Express conductor, one 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 (8 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!
Amazing photo ops
  • 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, 2023 - 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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Departure Point and Route Map

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