Country Christmas, destination of the North Pole Express!
Travel by North Pole Express or drive-in to the Village of Ashley Country Christmas for a magical trip back in time to the 1940's and 50's. Come and visit Santa, maybe be chosen for the first gift of Christmas, play games, watch entertainment, ride the merry go round, get your photo with the massive, historic Pere Marquette 1225 steam locomotive! Visit our shops for unique gifts and decor! Get a meal or snack at our eateries! Build a wooden toy at Santa's Workshop to take home! Kids can write a letter to Santa and mail it at our antique post office! The Country Christmas is the destination of the North Pole Express train excursions and is open on the same dates as each train trip, Saturday and Sunday, November 18 - December 17, plus November 24 and December 8 (see our 2023 Schedule button above
PLEASE NOTE THAT NORTH POLE EXPRESS TRAIN TICKETS ARE SOLD BY THE STEAM RAILROADING INSTITUTE, OPERATOR OF THE TRAIN. TO PURCHASE TICKETS, PLEASE SEE THEIR WEBSITE WWW.MICHIGANSTEAMTRAIN.COM