The Trains at NorthPark, photo courtesy of Bret Redman


November 12, 2022 to January 06, 2023


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 seniors 65 and older; $5 children ages 2–12; under 2 free. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Ages: All ages


Raising more than $13 million for 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. 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. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be bought online or in-person with debit or credit card only.

-Open Monday–Saturday 10am–8pm and Sunday noon–6pm
-Exhibit closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
-Closing early on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and Day.
Special hours:
- Thanksgiving Eve: 10 am to 6 pm
- Christmas Eve: 10 am to 4 pm
- New Year’s Eve: 10 am to 4 pm
- New Year’s Day: 11 am to 6 pm

Railcars for sale
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.

About Ronald McDonald House of Dallas
Established in 1981, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas has served as a home-away-from-home for more than 40,000 families of seriously ill children who have traveled to Dallas seeking medical treatment in area hospitals. By providing a caring, supportive, home-like environment, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas keeps the family intact and helps allow a family to establish a normal routine in the midst of crisis. It also provides families with the opportunity to share their concerns with other families in similar circumstances. For more information, contact Ronald McDonald House of Dallas at 214-631-7354, or visit

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