Holiday Train Rides at the Boardwalk

Celebrate the holiday season with a ride on a festive train!

Continue the merriment with family and friends with Boardwalk arcades & attractions using your MyBoardwalk card, included with your fare. Happy holidays!

The Holiday Lights Train lit with Christmas lights in front of the Boardwalk

Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train

November 29‑30 & December 7‑8, 14‑23, & 26-31, 2019

Operated by Roaring Camp Railroads
Will-Call/Ticketing at Boardwalk's Main Entrance

Vintage excursion cars, adorned with thousands of colorful lights, roll through Santa Cruz streets. Passengers lend their voices to holiday carols and sip spiced cider while Santa visits with the little ones and the young at heart!

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The Chanukah Train in front of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Santa Cruz Chanukah Train

December 26

Operated by Roaring Camp Railroads
Will-Call/Ticketing at Boardwalk's Main Entrance

Share the light of this special season with a ride on the Chanukah Train. Light the menorah, listen to stories, play dreidel and enjoy kosher refreshments. Happy Chanukah!

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Bring in the New Year!

Due to popular demand the Holiday Lights Train is extending its dates December 26-31 for a New Year's Bash! Live DJ Jack Crawford from Music Now, performances by The Hoopin' Honeys and more! Come dance your way into the new year aboard the Lights Train.


  • All trains depart from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Advance purchase is recommended
  • Trains run rain or shine
  • $10 parking is conveniently located across from the train loading area
  • Select Boardwalk locations will be open for food and beverage
Santa Claus and two young boys standing in front of the Holiday Lights Train Engine

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