Choo, Choo, Santa Claus is coming to town, not by sleigh, not by snow but by train! The Roaring Camp historic train, to be exact!
Brightly adorned with lights of every color, our train will roll through the streets of Santa Cruz while passengers sing carols, sip hot cider and visit with jolly Old Saint Nick himself.
A seasonal tradition returns to Santa Cruz with the Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train. Vintage excursion cars, adorned with thousands of colorful lights, roll through city streets past homes of Santa Cruz. Revelers on board join in a holiday sing-along, sip hot-spiced cider, listen to musical entertainment, and enjoy a visit from Santa.
The merriment continues at Santa’s Kingdom at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Ticket holders have a choice of one activity: “Holiday” miniature golf, laser tag, or arcade games. The activity ticket is included with the Holiday Lights Train ticket price.
November 23 — 24, December 1 — 2, 8 — 9 & 15 — 23
Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Trains depart and return in front of Neptune’s Kingdom on the Boardwalk of Santa Cruz at 6:30, and 8:00 pm for a 60-minute round-trip excursion. Please check the website for day/time availability.
$28 children ages 2-12 years.
Advance reservations recommended.
Tickets and information:
Call 831-335-4484 or visit roaringcamp.com/events#holiday_Lights
The boardwalk at Santa Cruz is a 90-minute drive from San Francisco, 45 minutes from the Monterey/Carmel area, and 30 minutes from the San Jose area. Take Highway 17 or scenic Highway 1 to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
A surface parking lot is located directly across the street from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.