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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 using your MyBoardwalk Card, included with your fare.
Happy Holidays!

Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train & New Years Train

November 24-26 & December 2-3, 9-10, 16-23, AND 26-31, 2023

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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holiday lights train

Santa Cruz Chanukah Train

December 7, 2023 – One Night Only!

Operated by Roaring Camp Railroads
Will-Call/Ticketing at the Boardwalk’s Party Room, located to the left of the 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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Chanukah Train


  • 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
  • $10 MyBoardwalk cards included with each train ticket (Valid for individual rides, arcades, midway games, and attractions.)
Santa and kids standing in front of holiday decorated train

Boardwalk Winter Wonderland

Select dates: November 23, 2023 – December 31, 2023

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

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