photos: Rhi Lee
The most elaborate miniature toy trains exhibit in Texas, The Trains at NorthPark includes locomotives rolling across multiple tracks on a journey across America marked by memorable landmarks. New this year will be Mount Rushmore that features Thomas the Train and his friends. Also new is the location, which will be on Level Two next to Nordstrom. Thousands of visitors enjoy The Trains at NorthPark each season, which is one of Dallas’ most cherished family holiday traditions. Since 1987, the event has raised nearly a third of the operating budget for the children and families served by the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. Before The Trains at NorthPark opens on November 21, the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas feted the supporters of this holiday tradition on November 3 at the home of Kacy and Carter Tolleson.
The Trains at NorthPark will open November 21, but tickets are currently on sale! All proceeds from ticket sales go to helping families at Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. Admission prices listed below: $7.00 for adults, $3.00 for children (ages 2 - 12), senior citizens (age 65 and older), children under 2 admitted free. There are multiple ways to purchase tickets to the exhibit: At The Trains at NorthPark exhibit entrance Discounted tickets available at Dallas-area Tom Thumb stores. (Save $1 on each ticket purchased) Hand-painted railcars are available to purchase, and they can be personalized. A standard railcar is $175, a caboose is $225, a limited edition RMHD baggage railcar is $275, and an engine is $325. Visit http://www.thetrainsatnorthpark.com/ to place an online order.