Event calendar notice!

We are closely monitoring event cancellations and postponements and updating visitRaleigh.com info accordingly. However, we strongly recommend double-checking event organizers’ websites/feeds to confirm details before traveling.


Santa's Reindeer Roundup Express


Our rail yard, train and train route are festively decorated. Visitors enjoy looking at the special holiday scenes set up along the tracks during each of these rides, as well as the many memorable photo opportunities.

Santa’s Reindeer Roundup Express trains will operate Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12 and 18. Trains will depart at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. each ride day. Santa Claus will once again be in the rail yard to take photos with families (using your own camera) and young railfans can search for Santa’s nine missing reindeer (including Rudolph) during the 50-minute ride. Children will also receive one individually wrapped candy cane. See the next section for the chance to win four tickets to one of our Reindeer Roundup rides, plus other valuable prizes.

These ride events will sell out, so advance tickets are strongly recommended.