Ride the rails on Chattanooga’s North Pole Limited


CHATTANOOOGA: The most popular holday event in Chattanooga, the  North Pole Limited train rides have been a family tradition since 1999. During the magical holiday season, trains take riders on an imaginary journey to the North Pole. Along the way, you’ll be treated to refreshments, storytelling, and occasional sing-a-longs. As the Christmas train gently rolls down the rails, a number of lighted displays can be seen outside. Once the train pulls into the “North Pole,” a special guest boards for a visit.

Evening trains depart at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Earlier trips on have been added on select dates with departure times at 11:30, 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. During the return ride, Santa makes his way through the train cars to greet every child and presents a keepsake item to all the children. This event has become a family tradition for many…now in its 19th year!

The North Pole Limited 2017 season kicks off on November 24 – come on out and visit the North Pole with us!

Excursion time: 75-minute trips.


  • A special guest boards at the “North Pole”
  • Passengers in traditional seating receive a packaged gingerbread cookie and a chocolate boxed drink.
  • All children receive a keepsake item courtesy of Santa himself.
  • Storytelling
  • Occasional sing-a-long

About Author

Christine Anne Piesyk has been a journalist for more than 50 years. Her credits include positions as Editor in Chief, Managing Editor, Staff Writer specializing in education, leisure living, food and arts and entertainment. She was co-producer, writer and on air persona for the Entertainment Review for 25 years. Now "retired," she finds herself working on online websites and as a book editor. In her other life, she is a costume designer in her daughter's company, Gemini Dream Designs.

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