Events

North Pole Express
December 1-4 | 9-11 | 16-18

The North Pole Express is Lincoln’s only train offering services to Santa’s Village!

After departing the train, your travels will take you through Candy Cane Lane where you’ll stop at The Hive to write your official letter to Santa and see some of his favorite animal friends. Continue down Candy Cane Lane to meet the Big Man himself! After visiting Santa, enjoy treats made by the Elves, hot chocolate and candy canes. Be careful not to fill up on candy canes because your next stop is the Mrs. Claus Bakery to decorate your very own cookie! Santa and his elves can’t wait to see you!

All activities, including visiting Santa, will be held indoors.

North Pole Express Ticket Information

Tickets are limited and may sell out. Purchasing advance tickets is highly recommended.

  • All guests ages 2 & over require a ticket.
  • Guests ages 1 & under are free and do not require a ticket.
  • Santa photographs taken with personal camera welcome.
  • Member prices valid for current Lincoln Children's Zoo Members.

Admission Times
To ensure all North Pole Express guests have the opportunity to visit Santa, tickets will be sold by the hour throughout the event. Guests can choose an arrival time of 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Guests can stay as long as they would like after their arrival time. The event will stay open until 4 p.m.


We apologize our online ticketing system is currently unavailable. Please call 402-475-6741 ext. 0 to purchase tickets or check back at a later time. Thank you for your understanding. Have a good day!

Thursday, Dec. 1 Members $7.95 | Non-Members $10.95
North Pole Express Tickets Purchase
Friday, Dec. 2 Members $7.95 | Non-Members $10.95
North Pole Express Tickets Purchase
Saturday, Dec. 3 Members $7.95 | Non-Members $10.95
North Pole Express Tickets SOLD OUT
Sunday, Dec. 4 Members $7.95 | Non-Members $10.95
North Pole Express Tickets SOLD OUT

Friday, Dec. 9 Members $7.95 | Non-Members $10.95
North Pole Express Tickets Purchase
Saturday, Dec. 10 Members $7.95 | Non-Members $10.95
North Pole Express Tickets SOLD OUT
Sunday, Dec. 11 Members $7.95 | Non-Members $10.95
North Pole Express Tickets SOLD OUT

Friday, Dec. 16 Members $7.95 | Non-Members $10.95
North Pole Express Tickets Purchase
Saturday, Dec. 17 Members $7.95 | Non-Members $10.95
North Pole Express Tickets SOLD OUT
Sunday, Dec. 18 Members $7.95 | Non-Members $10.95
North Pole Express Tickets SOLD OUT

Santa Photo Package
*Including Disney's Frozen Olaf or Sven Plush!

Santa Photo Package

5x7 photo, digital download and Frozen plush $20 +tax Purchase
Additional Disney's Frozen Olaf or Sven plush $10 +tax Purchase

Santa Photo Package Includes:



• A $2 online processing fee will be added at checkout.
• Ticket sales are final. If the event is canceled by the Zoo, refunds will be issued.