The North Pole of Texas began with a simple hay ride for family, friends and our church family in 1997. The decorated trailer was referred to as Santa’s Hay Ride because of all the lights, music, and decorations. In 1998, we built our first train and named it the “Christmas Cannonball”. During the past 17 years, we have built four new trains at the North Pole of Texas. Each train holds approximately 15 to 20 people for a fifteen minute ride through the North Pole of Texas.
The first year of operation, the North Pole of Texas provided 200 train rides to family and friends. The past few years we have had over 15,000 passengers each year! We never dreamed the North Pole of Texas would be able to offer so many train rides and meet such great people.
Over the last decade, several scenic views have been added for your enjoyment. The large sign on the bridge that says "Happy Birthday Jesus" sums up the theme of the North Pole of Texas rather well. The Nativity depicts the birth of Jesus, in Bethlehem, and serves as a reminder to celebrate His life as Savior, Lord of Lords, and King of Kings.
Jesus is absolutely the reason for this season. The toy shop focuses on the joy and simple pleasures found in living. The elf pond reminds us to dream big and laugh. Kim's hot chocolate factory provides a delightful sense of homemade warmth and comfort for all to enjoy. All the lights remind us of the beauty of Christmas and help us celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Each year we have had help from our family, church and friends to make the North Pole of Texas what it is today. We do this as a gift to our community and therefore do not charge anything to ride. The Screws family wants everyone to remember that the real reason for the season is to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.