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Family Christmas Fun: Trains at North Park Mall

Each year, we make a list of the fun things we want to do for Christmas in Dallas. First I introduced you to Sparkle at the Hilton Anatole, now I want to introduce you to the Trains at NorthPark.

Trains at NorthPark Mall

In it’s 16th year at NorthPark Center, The Trains at NorthPark offer 1,600 feet of track and take you on a journey of America. We had taken our 2 older kids when they were toddlers to this event, and remember it fondly.

This year, we were invited out to check what this year’s exhibit has to offer and I have to say our kids were ECSTATIC.

Christmas Family Fun Trains at NorthPark Dallas, TX

Our toddlers are obsessed with trains. Our youngest would wait patiently for each train to come by, before jumping and cheering.  Our older tot, raced the trains by trying to out-run them. Our older kids marveled at the detail each train scene provided.

Kid Dallas Christmas Fun

Everything is VERY kid friendly.I loved that my kids could explore the trains on their own and create in their minds what exactly was going on.

The Trains at NorthPark run from mid-November thru the month of December. This annual event is a kid Dallas Christmas fun event that we try to do every year.

Train Hours

Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, Noon to 6 p.m.

Early Closings:
November 26, Thanksgiving Eve, at 6 p.m.
December 24, Christmas Eve, at 4 p.m.
December 31, New Years Eve, at 6 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day; Open New Years Day

Since 1987, The Trains at North Park have helped raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. This annual fundraiser provides the funds for almost one-third of their annual operating budget.

Cost of Train Exhibit

$7.00 for adults; $3.00 for children (ages 2 – 12) and senior citizens (age 65 and older)
Children under 2 admitted free.

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