The South Rim: Open All Year
The South Rim is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All visitor services: are available year round. Some facilities close during the winter.The North Rim: Mid-May to Mid-OctoberThe North Rim has a short season. Services within the park are open from mid-May to mid-October.
North Rim off-season: After October 15, there may be a short period where the North Rim is open for day use - through November 27, or until snow closes Highway 67. Limited facilities are available during the North Rim's off-season.
Grand Canyon Railways The Polar Express is a magical, nighttime train adventure to the North Pole. During the holiday season The Polar Express departs the Williams Depot in Williams, AZ and takes you and your family on a journey through the moonlit wilderness. Much like in the book and movie, guests can expect a lively bunch of elves, chefs and other characters to provide constant entertainment as you are encouraged to sing, dance and act out old fashioned holiday songs. Fill up on chocolate chip cookies and hot chocolate provided by Santas chefs just before you arrive at the North Pole. Upon arrival to Santas Village, the train will fill with anticipation as Santa makes his way through the cars and giving each passenger a special gift. The ride lasts a little over an hour, with the train leaving each night at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., as well as select days that feature a 3:30 p.m. matinee departure.