The Santa Express


Avoid the crowded parking lots and long lines at the mall. Instead join us on the SANTA EXPRESS. Kids and parents hop aboard the Great Raleigh Trolley for their chance to enjoy a ride through Downtown with the guest of honor himself...Santa. The Big Guy in Red will visit with each kid personally on the Trolley to review their wish list and pose for pictures. Surprises, refreshments, holiday music, lights, and more await those riding The Santa Express.

Tickets are limited to only 30 guests per time slot, and are expected to sell out quickly. This limited Pre-Sale is exclusively for members of our Newsletter.

The Santa Express begins at the Great Raleigh Trolley North Pole Attraction - 424 South McDowell Street next to Poole’s Diner. Plenty of parking is available in the adjacent Wake County Parking Deck (accessed at 216 Cabarrus Street).

The Santa Express runs daily from the Friday after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve. Each tour is about an hour, and guests are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes in advance of their tour time. Tickets are for kids and for parents. Infants in lap under 2 ride for free!

Act quickly, space is limited and tickets are expected to sell out.
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Dates available between November 29th-December 24th
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