The Trains at NorthPark

Photo courtesy of Bret Redman


November 13, 2021 to January 02, 2022


NorthPark Center View map
8687 North Central Expressway,
Dallas, TX, 75225

Additional Information

  • Website:
  • Line/Box Office Phone: 214/631-7354,
  • Cost: $10 adults; $5 children ages 2–12 and for seniors 65 and older; free for children under 2. $1 off tickets at Tom Thumb or Albertsons.
  • Ages: All ages


Benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas since 1987, The Trains at NorthPark exhibit has been delighting the hearts and minds of young and old alike. The 2021 honorary chairs are Tony and Candice Romo.

This holiday family tradition has become a favorite for generations of Dallasites, with more than 750 railcars on 1,600 feet of track rolling from coast to coast on a whimsical rail journey across America. The model trains travel from the autumn foliage of New England to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge with stops along the way to see New York City, Washington DC, our beautiful city of Dallas, and the desert Southwest including the Grand Canyon and the Garden of the Gods—we even have some interplanetary visitors from Outer Space.

-Located on level two between Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus
-Open Monday–Saturday 10am–9pm and Sunday noon–6pm
-Holiday hours: Nov 27–28 and Dec 13–26 opens at 9am Monday–Saturday
-Exhibit closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day; closing early on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and Day.
-Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be bought online or in-person with debit or credit card only.

Each year, the beloved holiday experience welcomes more than 70,000, and has helped raise more than $13 million for Ronald McDonald House of Dallas since its original run in 1987. All proceeds from the exhibit benefit Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD).

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To further support Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, you may purchase a railcar. A hand-painted personalized railcars, cabooses, engines, and passenger cars can be purchased for display at the exhibit—yours to keep after the exhibit. If you purchase a railcar, you can visit the exhibit any time during the exhibit to pick it up. Just ask an exhibit manager to box it up for you. If you're not able to make it to the exhibit, the railcar will be mailed to you after the exhibit closes. Covid protocols following CDC guidelines will be in place during the six-week run. For more information about purchasing a railcar or Family Pass contact Kathlyn McGuill at