Welcome! The North Pole Adventure™ Awaits You!

Experience the thrill of a lifetime as you embark on a 26-mile excursion from the Akron Northside Station to the enchanting North Pole. Brace yourself for a 90-minute journey filled with wonder and excitement!

Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit

Be greeted by Santa’s cheerful elves as you step into a world of pure magic. Sip on delightful hot chocolate, savor delicious cookies, and let your voice soar with joyous carols.

Create memories that will last a lifetime

This is more than just a train ride – it’s an immersive experience that will create cherished memories for children and adults of all ages. Watch in awe as the winter wonderland unfolds before your eyes, and feel the warmth of Christmas spirit fill the air.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to visit Santa at his home in the North Pole. Get ready for an adventure like no other! Tickets ranging from $45 – $92 (excluding fees).


•  5:00PM & 8:00PM DEPARTURES 




Book your tickets TODAY

We are happy to assist with questions, however, tickets are only available online.

Tickets available to CVSR Members, September 6 and then to the public on October 4.

*memberships purchased or renewed by October 2, 2023 are guaranteed early access to North Pole Adventureseating

Become A Member

Membership ID numbers take two business days to process and are non-refundable

Seating Options






Silver Bronco Interior

$45 weekdays
$47 weekends

$65 weekdays
$67 weekends

$85 weekdays
$87 weekends

$90 weekdays
$92 weekends

$90 weekdays
$92 weekends

Pricing does not reflect processing fees.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a ticket for my toddler?

Children under 2 years of age ride sitting on an adult’s lap ride for free. Carseats and strollers pose safety concerns and are not permitted on the train..

What happens if hazardous weather develops?

In the unlikely case that the North Pole Adventure™ cannot run due to weather or other extenuating factors, guests will be notified as soon as possible.

Are there any departures from Rockside Station in Independence?

Due to the track closure due to erosion on the northern portion of the route, the North Pole Adventure™ is only available from Akron Northside Station this year.

Are tickets refundable?

Because of the popularity of North Pole Adventure™ tickets are non-transferable. Also we are unable to refund or exchange tickets for a different date.

Do we get off the train at the North Pole?

Everyone stays on the train, keeping warm and cozy in our heated rail cars .

Are food and drinks available during North Pole Adventure?

Guests on the North Pole Adventure™ are served a cup of delicious hot chocolate and a tasty cookie. Additional concessions and merchandise will be available for purchase before and after your trip.

What should I wear to North Pole Adventure?

While there is no dress code for the North Pole Adventure™, guests are invited (and encouraged) to wear their pajamas on the train.

Is the train wheelchair accessible?

North Pole Adventure™ offers an accessible car with a lift for passengers with mobility issues. When selecting seats, choose from the ADA Coach Car and answer the prompts to secure your tickets.

My child has a food allergy. Can I bring my own cookie/hot chocolate?

Yes. If your child has a food allergy or dietary restriction, you may bring your own cookie or hot chocolate in a sealed container/cup. Please note: no other outside food is permitted on the train.

Cookie contains: eggs, milk, soy, wheat. Made in a a facility that processes peanuts and tree nuts.

Can I request to be seated on the North Pole side of the train?

No matter which side of the train you’re seated, all children will have the opportunity to view the North Pole.