The volunteers at the New Hope Valley Railway would like to thank everyone for the tremendous response to our re-opening and their adherence to our safety protocols.

We are sad to announce that tickets for our Track or Treat Halloween Express are sold out. Phase 3 mandates due to the pandemic have limited the capacity on our train rides and the number of tickets we can sell.

After we take down our Halloween decorations, we have a few rides in November. You can buy tickets for our November 15 (Slow Down Sunday) and our November 20 Friday train ride. Please check our November ticket calendar for ride times and to purchase your tickets online (no tickets are being sold in our ticket booth at the rail yard).

Tickets are on sale now for our Reindeer Round-Up holiday rides on December 5, 6, 12, 13 and 19. We expect these to sell out quickly. The rail yard will be decorated for the holidays and Santa will be on his sleigh (not on the train) for socially distanced family pictures. While on the train, you’ll see holiday decorations along the route and get to play Reindeer Round-Up–finding Santa’s reindeer along the four miles of rail line.

Safety protocols and precautions are a priority. Government mandates are limiting the number of tickets we can sell and the number of passengers that will be in each open-air train car. Everyone 5 years of age and older is required to wear face coverings in the rail yard and on the train in accordance with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services order. If your child is 4 years old or younger, a mask is not required.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and will only be sold online. No tickets will be sold to guests who arrive to the rail yard ticket booth the day of our events. We expect to sell out due to the limited number of passengers we can accommodate in each open-air train car.

Our all-volunteer, non-profit railroad appreciates your patience and understanding. Thank you for your support! If you cannot ride our train, but still want to help us out, please consider a donation.