Answers to Some Frequently Asked Questions YES! You can drive to the Country Christmas and participate in all the same activities the train passengers do. YES! When driving in, adults, too, need to purchase the $5 Stickers to enter some activities/attractions that the train passengers can access! It's $5 per person over 3 years of age at the Information Center in the Village Office. Our entrance Sticker sales help ensure that we can add to our activities every year. YES! Most Country Christmas entertainment and activities are only open when the North Pole Express train is here; most gift shops are open 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.. YES! Nearly all the smiling faces you see staffing activities are volunteers who love seeing you enjoying your visit! YES! Santa is watching all the time and you do need a Train Ticket or Sticker to see him. Our Santa is magical and we want everyone to have a great experience. Please understand that because of how wonderful our Santa is, the line can be long, so have your camera ready for that priceless photo! YES! There is a separate cost for items such as shopping for gifts (or for yourself!), meals/snacks, souvenirs, pony rides, the carnival rides. These are in addition to the many activities included with your Sticker/Train Ticket. YES! Our 2019 shopping will include a NEW Christmas Market of specially selected hand crafted artisan wares in shops for those unique gifts - or for yourself! YES! Please use our brochure (available at the Information Center) with the map! To help with planning, it shows where everything is, what is included in Train Ticket/Stickers entrance and the Country Christmas open hours! YES! It can help to choose the #1 thing that is most important for your family to do and plan around it. YES! The Country Christmas is downtown in the Village of Ashley and is an indoor/outdoor event that requires visitors to walk outside from building to building. The weather can be all winter & snow (we hope!) so please plan for it. Don't worry though, if needed, warm items such as hats, mittens and scarves are available for purchase at various shops.