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North Pole Express 2022 (Enhanced Experience)

North Pole Express 2022 (Enhanced Experience)

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A Magical Experience

This holiday season, get a dreamy North Pole Express ride in the center of NYC! You'll hear engaging stories from Elf while sipping hot chocolate. Don't forget to write your wishes to Santa - those on Santa's Nice List will get a sleigh bell as a present and tell him your wishes in person. 

Sing along Christmas carols as the North Pole Express bus ride travels through the sparkling Manhattan. You are more than welcome to board with pajamas. We have prepared winter hats and blanket to keep you warm the whole trip on the open-top Upper Deck. Look no further, hop on our North Pole Express bus for the adventure!

  • Santa at the "North Pole"
  • Elf
  • Express Conductor
  • Festive Winter Hat
  • Secret Gift
  • Storytelling
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Cozy Blanket
  • Golden Ticket

The Jolly Details

  • Characters you will meet onboard: The Express conductor, one of Santa's elves, and Santa
  • Entertainment: Christmas carol singing
  • Exclusives:
    • Storytelling on board
    • Holiday lights narration
    • A longer route with more sights to see (8 miles)
  • Treats: Hot chocolate, chocolate chip cookies
  • 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
  • Highlights: Write down your wishes on a letter and tell Santa in person!
  • Special: Each customer will get a winter hat and blanket to keep you warm during the ride and bring home as a souvenir
  • Attire: Pajamas are welcome!
Dazzling Holiday Lights
  • 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
  • Lincoln Center
  • Chrysler Building
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral

Boarding Info

  • Dates: Nov 12, 2022 - Jan 01, 2023
  • Departure point: 6th Ave btwn 47th & 48th St, NY
  • Departure times: 2:09 AM, 2:09 AM, 2:09 AM, 2:09 AM
  • Destination: The "North Pole"
  • How to board: Scan your e-pass, no print-outs needed
  • Complete trip duration: Approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes
Vaccination Requirements as of 03/07/22:

As of March 7, 2022, proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Our Very Merry Route

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