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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 and attractions.
Happy holidays!

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

Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train

November 26-27 & December 4-5, 11-12, and 17-23, 2021

Operated by Roaring Camp Railroads
Will-Call/Ticketing at the Boardwalk’s Neptune’s Kingdom

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

November 28, 2021 – One Night Only!

Operated by Roaring Camp Railroads
Will-Call/Ticketing at the Boardwalk’s Neptune’s Kingdom

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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Details:

  • All trains depart from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Advance purchase is recommended
  • Trains run rain or shine
  • $15 parking is conveniently located across from the train loading area
  • Select Boardwalk locations will be open for food and beverage
Santa and kids standing in front of holiday decorated train
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Boardwalk Winter Wonderland

Select dates November 25, 2021 – Sunday, January 2, 2022
12pm – 5pm

Get in the holiday spirit – Celebrate the season at the beach!
Enjoy rides, games, arcades, festive decorations, photos with Santa, pedal karts, holiday treats, movies, and more!

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