Embark on a magical journey to the North Pole – without going too far from Toronto.

Christmas has arrived at the York-Durham Heritage Railway, and you can take a magical holiday train ride that will go all the way to the North Pole.

With both daytime and evening experiences, there’s something for every group and occasion – but don’t wait! Tickets are almost sold out! 

Here’s everything you need to know about the York-Durham North Pole Experience and why you should book your tickets right now.

North Pole Experience and Train Ride

Looking for a fun daytime experience? 

Then step aboard the festooned holiday train and let yourself be greeted by a staff of Conductor Elves. It’s a party on board with carols, dancing, and a beeline straight to Santa himself. 

Get off at Santa’s Grand Station, where you can walk through the North Pole and shop for unique gifts and treasures, from handcrafted ornaments to cozy winter accessories. Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, and enjoy fun holiday activities for all ages. 

The whole experience lasts about 2 hours and includes the grounds show, train boarding, and a few more surprises. 

Premium North Pole Experience 

How the Train Saved Christmas” Light Up Event

If you’re looking for some holiday fun after dark, then we suggest opting for the Premium North Pole Experience. 

Wait for the sun to set and wind through the wintery landscape under a twinkling swath of starlit sky. Could there be a more magical way to get to the North Pole?

The holiday train is, of course, decked to the nines – all the better for snapping some festive photos as you prepare for your exclusive meet-and-greet with Santa himself!

The evening premium show isn’t just for kids or young families. Make it a night out with friends – or maybe even a romantic date! Cuddle under the stars in front of a roaring fire with mulled wine and Bailey’s hot chocolate. Yum! 

More Christmas Experiences 

If that’s not quite your speed, there are still loads of opportunities to get in on the holiday action. 

Try Christmas High Tea & Train Ride for a first-class Christmas tea white glove service as you wind through the countryside.

If you’re looking for one-on-one time with the big man in red himself, you can also book tickets to the Nightcap with St. Nick- Holiday Sprits Train Ride. It’s exactly as awesome as it sounds like! 

If you’re looking for a unique and memorable holiday tradition to start this year – this is it! Don’t wait to get your tickets to the holiday train – they’re almost sold out!


When: Saturday, November 25 to Thursday, December 21
Where: York-Durham Heritage Railway, Uxbridge