The Santa Express


Tickets are on sale now for THE SANTA EXPRESS. Best for toddlers to young grade schoolers. Kids and parents hop aboard the Great Raleigh Trolley for 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.

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 every Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve. Each tour is about an hour with the following start times: 10AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2:30PM, and 4PM. Tickets are for kids and for parents. Infants in lap under 2 ride for free!

Act quickly, space is limited and tickets will eventually sell out.


Dates available between November 24-December 24th
Looking for the Holiday Lights tour? Visit this page instead.