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Holiday Express - City of Raleigh, NC

2018 Holiday Express tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 31st at 5:30am.


Event Dates:

December 6 - 9

December 11 - 16


Children and adults alike will enjoy this Triangle area tradition as Pullen Park is festively decorated with thousands of lights and transformed into a holiday wonderland. The event is presented by Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources and the Crabtree Rotary Club with a portion of proceeds supporting Rotary charities.






*Enjoy holiday lights and displays, a train ride, sledding down a snow covered hill, unlimited carousel rides, crafts and an opportunity to visit with Santa.


*Tickets are $11.29 per person and are required for all guests 2 years old and older. There is a 10 ticket limit per household. 


*Holiday Express runs from 4pm – 9pm on event nights. A ticket purchase grants you access to the event starting at 4pm on the date selected.


*You will select a designated train ride time with each ticket purchase.


*Wait times for a visit with Santa take place in a virtual queue and can exceed 2 hours of virtual time and 30 minutes of time in line. If you would like to visit Santa, please check in with staff immediately upon entry to the event.


*All activities are included in the ticket price.


*Pullen Place Cafe will be open for food purchases including delicious hot chocolate.


Limited Edition Pullen Park Ornaments are available for pre-purchase at the time of your ticket order. This year's ornament is the Carousel Pig. 


Tickets will only be sold through There will be no walk-in or phone ticket sales. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 @ 5:30am.

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