Saturday, December 24, 2016

Trains at North Park

One of my favorite holiday traditions is our visit to the Trains at NorthPark. We have been going since Ryan was a baby and it's always a fun activity that the kids love. Not to mention it's for a good cause.  All ticket & train car proceeds go towards the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas Charity. Three years ago I learned that you could make a donation to purchase a personalized train car that will run during the exhibit. You let them know what you want on the train car and they always do an amazing job! I love checking out all of the different cars - so festive and fun! It's always fun to search for our train car and pretty soon we will have to get a track so we can run ours at home. 

The big thing that was new this year was the app, All Aboard! 360. We totally missed out on this but I so wish I would have dowloaded it before we went. It allows you to ride as a passenger aboard the trains. During your visit you use the app to track your progress in an interactive scavenger hunt and win prizes. The download is free but you can give a one time donation to until all the train rides. Definitely will need to download this for next year!!!

 Hayden was so excited to find Marshall from the Paw Patrol!

She probably would have jumped in if she could have...

The State Fair display is always my favorite

It took a while but we finally found our train - Kevin spotted it first!
After the trains we walked around the mall. 

The Gingerbread village was London Town this year.

Of course we stopped to see the ducks and turtles...
I think this was a reaction to the large santa and reindeer above the pond....

The kids loved seeing the turtles and ducks....and of course playing on the wall thingy. 

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