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Alert:

The train on Thursday December 1st has been canceled due to a high wind advisory in the forecast. Trains will resume regular operation on Friday December 2nd. For more information call 831-335-4484.

Upcoming Events

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Holiday Lights Train

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. Continue the fun with your $7 MyBoardwalk Card, good for individual rides, arcades, midway games, and attractions.
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Bear Mountain

Holiday Tree Walk

Get in the holiday spirit by bringing the family to ride the Redwood Forest Steam Train through the wintry redwoods to Bear Mountain. Sip hot cider while greeting Santa Claus.
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New Year’s Holiday Lights Train

Bring in the new year aboard the New Years Holiday Lights Train. Ride vintage train cars beautifully decorated with holiday lights through the streets of Santa Cruz. Light-up hula hoopers and a live DJ will keep spirits bright and help bring in 2023 right.
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Annual Pass

Check out our Annual Pass options as you can save a bundle! All Annual Passes get you unlimited rides on Redwood Forest Steam and Santa Cruz Beach Trains. And if you love our events, Gold Passes are valid for certain special events and discounts.
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Roaring Camp Gift Cards

This holiday season, share a Roaring Camp adventure with your friends and family.
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holiday lights train at boardwalk night

Holiday Lights Train

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. Continue the fun with your $7 MyBoardwalk Card, good for individual rides, arcades, midway games, and attractions.
BUY TICKETS More Info
Bear Mountain

Holiday Tree Walk

Get in the holiday spirit by bringing the family to ride the Redwood Forest Steam Train through the wintry redwoods to Bear Mountain. Sip hot cider while greeting Santa Claus.
BUY TICKETS More Info

New Year’s Holiday Lights Train

Bring in the new year aboard the New Years Holiday Lights Train. Ride vintage train cars beautifully decorated with holiday lights through the streets of Santa Cruz. Light-up hula hoopers and a live DJ will keep spirits bright and help bring in 2023 right.
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Redwood Forest Steam Train

DURATION  |  75 mins

Travel over trestles, through towering redwood groves and up a winding narrow-gauge grade to the summit of Bear Mountain as conductors narrate the history of Roaring Camp, the railroad and the forest. In the 1880s, narrow-gauge steam locomotives were used to haul giant redwood logs out of the mountains. Roaring Camp’s steam engines date from 1890 and are among the oldest and most authentically preserved narrow-gauge steam engines providing regularly scheduled passenger service in America.

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Santa Cruz Beach Train

DURATION  |  3 hrs

Departing from the Santa Cruz Mountains, travel through Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, down the scenic San Lorenzo River Gorge, across a 1909 steel truss bridge and through an 1875 tunnel before arriving at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Reverse roundtrips departing from the beach in Santa Cruz to Roaring Camp and back may be purchased from the conductor on the train departing from Santa Cruz every weekend.

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