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Holiday Express will roll into Raleigh, December 7-10 and December 12-17 from 4-9 p.m. nightly. Children and adults alike will enjoy this Triangle tradition as Pullen Park is festively decorated with thousands of lights and transformed into a holiday wonderland. The event is presented by Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources and the Crabtree Rotary Club with a portion of proceeds supporting Rotary charities.
Enjoy holiday lights and displays, a train ride, an ice covered sledding hill, carousel ride, crafts and a visit with Santa.
Train Ride – Enjoy the holiday lights as you hop aboard the Holiday Express train! Your designated ride time is located on your ticket. Children un der 2 years without a paid admission must be held or sit in the lap of an accompanying adult during the duration of the train ride. They cannot occupy a seat. Arrive at the train station 15 minutes prior to departure.
Carousel – Choose your favorite animal and enjoy unlimited rides on the historic carousel.
Santa – Visit with Santa under a heated tent with activities while you wait. Children can write a letter to Santa, play games, color fun pictures, and enjoy the warmth and decorations!
Ornament – Design an ornament to remember 2017 Holiday Express.
Holiday Craft Station – Create a holiday craft to enjoy all season long.
Blizzard Boogie – Enjoy nightly dance parties with some classic holiday characters!
Holiday Express tickets are sold through Eventbrite. Once purchased, tickets can be printed or your e-ticket can be downloaded through the Eventbrite App or your confirmation email. Tickets for the event are based on a designated train boarding time, allowing less time in line and more time for fun! Please be prepared to select your time during registration.
Tickets are $11.29 each (includes Eventbrite service fee). Your Eventbrite ticket will allow access to the event and will also serve as your boarding pass for the train. All guests ages 2 and up require a ticket to the event.