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2018 Journey to the North Pole™ Event Information
Join us on the family adventure of a lifetime aboard the magical Journey to the North Pole™! The Journey to the North Pole™ offers a truly unique experience that only happens here in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire, with adventures departing from North Conway and Lincoln, NH during the holiday season in November and December each year.
A two-hour adventure, The Journey to the North Pole™ takes you on a magical trip to see Santa in his workshop at the North Pole!
You and your family will board the Journey to the North Pole™ train and be served delicious hot chocolate by our magical chefs, along with some of Santa’s favorite treats! Once arriving at the North Pole you’ll be escorted by elves (Santa’s helpers) outside and up to the North Pole Theater having the opportunity to leave your Santa letters at the Post Office, as well as visit with some print shop elves along the way. The classic “The Night Before Christmas” poem by Clement Clarke Moore is dramatically read along with a visit from Santa himself, truly a magical event for all ages! Each child will receive a special gift on the return trip back to New Hampshire.
Net proceeds from the Journey to the North Pole™ Event fund Literacy Programs of The Believe in Books Literacy Foundation, a Charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
2018 Departure Dates
North Conway, NH: Click here for directions
November 23, 24, 25
November 30, December 1, 2
December 7, 8, 9
December 14, 15, 16
December 20, 21, 22, 23
Lincoln, NH: Click here for directions
November 23 & 24
November 30, December 1, 2 (afternoon only on 12/2)
December 7, 8, 9 (afternoon only on 12/9)
December 14, 15, 16
December 21, 22, 23
2018 Departure Times
For BOTH North Conway & Lincoln, NH
Afternoon Performances: Depart from RR stations at 4:30pm
(Boarding begins at 4:00pm)
Evening Performances: Depart RR Stations at 7:00pm
(Boarding begins at 6:30pm)
Performances are approximately 2 hours, 'round trip.
There are three ticket levels available at both departure locations. All tickets include the full Journey to the North Pole™ Event experience, and differ only with roomier seats and a special gift for the First Class/Dome/Premier ticket holders.
Coach - $47.00, First Class - $57.00, Dome/Premier - $67.00
Coach Seats: All seats - $47.00. Coach tickets include the full Journey to the North Pole™ Event experience with seating in the Coach cars that are passenger style with conventional wide bench seating.
First Class Seats: All seats - $57.00. First Class seats include the full Journey to the North Pole™ Event experience with a special gift and First Class seating on the train. These tickets are not reserved seats, but are exclusive to the cars with more spacious seating. (Seating varies by train: North Conway offers some cars with bench seating and some with table seating with 4 chairs - parties of more than 4 will be given a second table. Lincoln offers spacious bench seating with a table between.)
Dome Seats: (available for North Conway ONLY) - $67.00. Dome Seats include the full Journey to the North Pole™ Event experience with a special gift and premier seating in the Observation Deck of a restored Dome Car. These tickets are very limited and are available in North Conway ONLY.
Premier Seats: (available for Lincoln ONLY) - $67.00. Premier seats include the full Journey to the North Pole™ experience with a special gift and premier seating in the Premier Cars, as well as up front seating in the North Pole Theater. Premier seating on the train is a table with 4 chairs - parties of more than 4 will be offered a second table, but may also be joined by another family to fill in any extra seats.
All seating at the North Pole Theater in BOTH locations is general admission and all ticket holders sit together except the "Premier" ticket holders in Lincoln ONLY who have up front seating. There is limited bench seating reserved for Handicap ONLY - please call ahead to let us know if you party will be needing this seating.