The Christmas Train
Victory Camp – 1407 Victory Lane, Alvin, TX 77511
Victory Camp is located approximately 12 miles South of Beltway 8 in Houston, TX, just off of 528 in Alvin, across from Ron Carter Autoland. For more information please call the camp offices at (281)388-2267 or visit the Victory Camp website.
The train operates in light rain or fog, we will only cancel due to weather in extreme conditions. If you have a question about the weather conditions, check our Facebook page for the day’s weather update.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Christmas Train and Covid-19
This season we will be operating all trains with a reduced capacity, all queue areas have been updated to accommodate social distancing while waiting in line, sanitizer will be available throughout the venue, mask guidelines in effect (on ride dates) will be used for train visitors.
We strongly recommend purchasing your train tickets before arrival, with reduced capacity tickets may not be available at the door.
What if I miss my train ride?
Missed your train ride or your check in time? Come by the ticket booth and the volunteers can assist you in getting a new boarding pass. Then just head to the STANDBY loading area to wait for an available seat.
Are food/drinks allowed on the train?
Yes! You are allowed to bring that popcorn or hot cocoa you grabbed at the concessions stand on your train ride.
Do you allow lap riders?
Yes, we do allow lap riders. Children aged 2 and under will receive their FREE boarding pass when you pick up your other boarding passes upon check in.
Is there wheelchair access?
Our trains are vintage, which means they do not have all the features of modern trains. We do our very best to accommodate all riders, but riders must transfer to a train seat. There are lots of helpful volunteers in the loading area to assist guests with accessibility concerns.
What if my family wants to ride together but we didn't buy our tickets together?
The best way to ensure that your entire party is seated together is to have one person bring all the confirmations to the ticket window and check in your entire party at once. If several members are standing in different ticket lines, they may end up with different train numbers for their ride.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, our ticket booth, shop and concession areas accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.
What else is there to do?
We are glad you asked! You can enjoy Storytime at Mrs. Claus’ House, have your photo taken with Santa, stroll down the lighted walking trail, grab some tasty treats at one of our concession areas, check out the gift shop and lots more!
Do I need a ticket?
A ticket is only necessary for the train ride. Admission, parking, the walking trail and Mrs. Claus’ story time are all completely FREE and require no tickets. A photo purchase is required for entry to the Photos with Santa area.
How early can I arrive?
Doors and ticket windows open at 5:30pm. The required check in time is 30 minutes before your purchased time block.
Do I need to print my ticket confirmation?
Confirmations must be shown at the ticket booth either on a mobile device or printed out.
Is stroller parking available?
Yes! There is a stroller parking area in the train loading/unloading area for your convenience.
What do I do if tickets are sold out online?
If your preferred time frame or night is showing SOLD OUT, that means that all the seats have been reserved. What you see online is current with what is being sold at the door. Once those tickets are all SOLD OUT, they will offer 10:00-10:30p.m. tickets at the door.
Are pets allowed?
Registered service animals are welcome.
What if my ride was cancelled due to weather?
In the case that your ride gets cancelled, give us a call or leave a message and we’ll gladly transfer your ticket to another night.
What are the dates for this years Train?
November 27, 28, December 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 14-23
Can I return/ exchange my tickets?
All tickets are non-refundable. If you need to change your date, you can use the EXCHANGE TICKETS link in your confirmation email to select new tickets. You must complete your exchange a minimum of 24 hours prior to your departure time. All transfers are subject to availability and have a $3 transfer fee.
How do I buy tickets?
Tickets may be purchased online for $10 and at the door for $12. To purchase tickets online: Select the date and time on the tickets page that you would like to visit The Christmas Train. Bring your confirmation either printed or on your mobile device to the ticket booth at least 30 minutes before your selected time frame to receive a boarding pass. For the best experience, we always recommend purchasing your tickets online. This ensures that your preferred time frame is reserved for you and your party.
Do I have a set ride time?
Purchasing tickets will reserve your place on a train for a particular time frame. Your train will depart in the 30 minute time frame you have purchased. For best date selection, we recommend buying tickets early online. You can also purchase tickets at our ticket station once you arrive, however, you could experience very long wait times for available trains.
How often do trains depart?
Trains depart every 7-10 minutes. Four or Five trains will depart every time block.