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More tickets have become available for the 5:30 p.m. North Pole Adventure™ departures on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through November.

Welcome to the North Pole Adventure™

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Important letter from Santa

Due to erosion issues along the Cuyahoga Valley National Park tracks, I have had to check my list twice and reroute the North Pole Adventure to ensure that every adventurer can experience the magic of this very special holiday ride direct to my workshop!

IMPORTANT MESSAGE | AKRON RIDERS

  • All North Pole Adventure™ trips will leave from the Rockside Station located at 7900 Old Rockside Road, Independence, OH.
  • If you were scheduled to depart from the Akron Northside station at 7:00 pm, you will now board the train from the Rockside Station at 5:00 p.m. The train will depart at exactly 5:30 p.m.
  • Your seats will remain the same, but you will have more time with me — Santa!

IMPORTANT MESSAGE | ROCKSIDE RIDERS

  • If you were departing from the Rockside Station at 7:30 p.m. you will now board the train at 7:30 p.m. The train will depart at exactly 8:00 p.m.
  • Your seat will remain the same, but you will have more time with me — Santa!

I apologize to every one of you for this change in schedule – but safety always comes first!

If you are unable to journey with us to the North Pole this year, you will receive a full refund for your tickets. Please contact customer service at 330-439-5708 ext. 1.  For a faster response, please email .  For further details on our departure changes due to erosion issues along the tracks, please visit CVSR.org or nps.gov/cuva/.

An EXTRAORDINARY adventure awaits you! 

Your seats will remain the same, but you will have more time with me — Santa!

And for the first time, you will ride with me to see my North Pole workshop up close with all of my elves hard at work making all of your holiday dreams come true.

Along the way, onboard elves will ensure you have plenty of hot chocolate and cookies and your letters to me will be delivered directly through the North Pole Postmaster!

Departure Time | 5:30 p.m.

Duration of Trip | 75 minutes

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Departure Time | 8:00 p.m.

Duration of Trip | 75 minutes

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Upcoming North Pole Adventure™ Dates:

November | 11-22, and 25-30

December | 1 – 21

The North Pole Adventure™ Experience

Climb aboard the train and watch the magic unfold on this whimsical adventure to the North Pole!

Enjoy cookies, cocoa and holiday festivities as you make your journey.

Write your letter to Santa and hand deliver it to the North Pole’s very own Postmaster.

Dance, sing and be festive as you create holiday spirit with Santa’s elves.

You never know who will be on the North Pole Adventure. On the return trip, enjoy a visit from a special guest!

Create a new family tradition and lasting memories.

Ticket Prices and Seating Options

Coach Ticket

  • $45 for a weekday ticket
  • $47 for a weekend ticket
  • Departures from Rockside Station at 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Windows are on each side of the train. We cannot guarantee which side of the train your seat will be on; however, each CHILD will have the opportunity to view the North Pole. Your ticket includes a seventy-five-minute train ride, hot chocolate, one (1) cookie, letter writing activity to Santa, program and a brief visit with Santa.

If your child is under the age of two, no ticket will be required, but they must sit in an adult’s lap for the entirety of the ride.

Please call customer service at (330) 439-5708 for more information.

At this time, we are not requiring masks or proof of vaccinations for any ride.

Deluxe Ticket

  • $65 for a weekday ticket
  • $67 for a weekend ticket
  • Departures from Rockside Station at 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Windows are on each side of the train. We cannot guarantee which side of the train your seat will be on; however, each CHILD will have the opportunity to view the North Pole. Seats are at dining tables and chairs.  Your ticket includes a seventy-five-minute train ride, hot chocolate, one (1) cookie, letter writing activity to Santa, program and a brief visit with Santa. Each passenger with Deluxe tickets will receive a commemorative North Pole Adventure™ mug.

If your child is under the age of two, no ticket will be required, but they must sit in an adult’s lap for the entirety of the ride.

Please call customer service at (330) 439-5708 for more information.

Executive St. Lucie

  • $85 for a weekday ticket
  • $87 for a weekend ticket
  • Seating in our St. Lucie Lounge
  • Departures from Rockside Station at 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Comfortably padded seats line the sides of the spacious St. Lucie Lounge. Your ticket includes a seventy-five-minute train ride, hot chocolate, one (1) cookie, letter writing activity to Santa, program and a brief visit with Santa. Each passenger with Executive tickets will receive a commemorative North Pole Adventure™ mug.

If your child is under the age of two, no ticket will be required, but they must sit in an adult’s lap for the entirety of the ride.

Please call customer service at (330) 439-5708 for more information.

Executive Solarium

  • $85 per weekday ticket
  • $87 per weekend ticket
  • Seating in our Solarium Lounge
  • Departures from Rockside Station at 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Comfortably padded seats line in the Solarium Lounge. Your ticket includes a seventy-five-minute train ride, hot chocolate, one (1) cookie, letter writing activity to Santa, program and a brief visit with Santa. Each passenger with Executive tickets will receive a commemorative North Pole Adventure™ mug.

If your child is under the age of two, no ticket will be required, but they must sit in an adult’s lap for the entirety of the ride.

Please call customer service at (330) 439-5708 for more information.

First Class Ticket

  • $90 for a weekday ticket
  • $92 for a weekend ticket
  • Seating is in our Silver Lariat, Silver Bronco and Silver Solarium Dome
  • Departures from Rockside Station at 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Seating Options (left to right): Silver Lariat Dome, Silver Lariat Lower Level, Silver Bronco Dome, Silver Bronco Lower Level and Silver Solarium Dome

Windows are on each side of the train. We cannot guarantee which side of the train your seat will be on; however, each CHILD will have the opportunity to view the North Pole. Your ticket includes a seventy-five-minute train ride, hot chocolate, one (1) cookie, letter writing activity to Santa, program and a brief visit with Santa. Each passenger with First Class tickets will receive a commemorative North Pole Adventure™ mug.

If your child is under the age of two, no ticket will be required, but they must sit in an adult’s lap for the entirety of the ride.

Please call customer service at (330) 439-5708 for more information.

Premium Ticket

  • $75 for a weekday ticket
  • $77 for a weekend ticket
  • Seating is in our 6217
  • Departures from Rockside Station at 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Let the North Pole Adventure™ begin! Please remember all trains depart from the Rockside station. 🎄