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november 2016

This is a repeating event

19nov - 8jannov 1910:00 AMjan 8The Trains at NorthPark(november 19) 10:00 AM - (january 8) 9:00 PM NorthPark Center

Event Details

The Trains at NorthPark, the most elaborate miniature toy trains exhibit in Texas, will arrive in Dallas November 19, 2016, and depart January 8, 2017. Benefitting the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD), and presented by Bank of Texas, The Trains at NorthPark features more than 750 railcars on a 1,600-foot intricate configuration of tracks set against notable American landmarks. This year, The Trains at NorthPark will also feature a special tribute to the Dallas Police Department.

 

One-of-a-kind, hand-painted personalized railcars are currently on sale through the Christmas shopping season, with custom railcars ranging in price from $175 for a standard railcar to $275 for the 2016 limited edition observation car, third in a series of limited edition passenger cars. Cabooses are available for $225, and engines for $325.

 

A beloved holiday tradition for more than 70,000 each year, The Trains at NorthPark features cityscapes like Dallas, replete with the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and Fair Park; New York with Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; Washington, D.C. with The White House; and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. Other highlights include New England’s fall foliage, the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore and Route 66. Thomas the Train and his friends also draw families to the charming exhibit, which is in its 29th year. The Trains at NorthPark has raised more than $13 million for the thousands of families who have stayed at the House, a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill or injured children.

 

Tickets for The Trains at NorthPark are $3 for children ages 2-12 and seniors over 65. Adults are $7, while children under 2 are admitted for free. Discount tickets for $1 off general admission are available at local Tom Thumb stores. The exhibit closes for Christmas and Thanksgiving, closing early at 4 p.m. for both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

 

Those interested in supporting The Trains at NorthPark through sponsorship, volunteering or purchasing a railcar can do so by visiting www.thetrainsatnorthpark.com or contacting Bailey Kafer at bkafer@rmhdallas.org.

Time

November 19 (Saturday) 10:00 AM - January 8 (Sunday) 9:00 PM

Location

NorthPark Center

8687 N. Central Expressway

Organizer

Ronald McDonald House of Dallas

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