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.
We’ll share in Chanukah traditions and ride the train through the streets of Santa Cruz listening to Chanukah stories, playing dreidel and enjoying kosher refreshments provided by Chabad by the Sea.
Learn about California’s own Coastal Redwood Forest, aboard a 100 year old steam train. Along the journey, hear fascinating information about the coastal redwoods and their ecosystems from docent specialists.
Watch your child’s face light up as they play engineer chugging through the Redwoods, around railroad bends and over the Santa Cruz Mountains to the Boardwalk with the miniature scale of the Central Coast spread out before them. 2020 Info Coming Soon.
The Easter Bunny makes a stop at Roaring Camp. After riding Roaring Camp’s real 1880s Steam Train under the majestic Redwoods, over Indian Creek Trestle and through the Santa Cruz Mountains, your kids are going to have the time of their lives scavenging for chocolate eggs at the top of Bear Mountain. 2020 Info Coming Soon.
Treat Mom to something memorable on her special day with a delectable Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet accompanied with live music by Pat Hull. After a lovely brunch, relax with a train ride through the towering redwoods. 2020 Info Coming Soon.
Travel back in time to the Civil War where encampments of Union and Confederate soldiers re-make history right before your eyes. Experience the sights and sounds of cavalry charges, musket fire and artillery shells. Admission included with purchase Redwood Forest Steam Train ticket.
Civil War Battles weekend. See the event as never before as night falls across the encampments. Tents glow like lanterns, while soldiers huddle around their campfires. Ladies in beautiful gowns head to the ball to waltz the night away. 2020 Info Coming Soon.
The annual Redwood Mountain Faire brings together a wide range of music styles on two stages. The Faire benefits a wide range of nonprofit and service organizations and is organized by the Valley Women’s Club of the San Lorenzo Valley.
Take a trip from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to Roaring Camp Railroads on the Father’s Day Brew Train! Local brewers will be pouring tastes of some of their favorite beers as you ride the rails from the seas to the trees. 2020 Info Coming Soon.
Salute Dad on Father’s Day by treating him to a ride on a steam train and lunch. In addition, Santa Cruz’s famous Humble Sea Brewing Company and Scrumpy Cider will be pouring the best local brew for sale at the BBQ area. Dad will receive a complimentary engineer’s cap with the purchase of a train ticket and any BBQ platter meal.
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Wrangle the whole family and come on up for our inaugural Spaghetti Western Dinner, Steam Train and Movie night! Piles of spaghetti, salad, and garlic bread to warm the belly for a Steam train through the redwood forest to the top of Bear Mountain and back. Then settle in for a good ole’ family western comedy, the “Shakiest Gun in the West”. Kids Welcome.
Join Thomas the Tank Engine™ for the 2019 Steam Team Tour through the Big Trees. Your train ticket includes a fun-filled day of activities.
The California Blacksmith Association Presents – The 4th Annual Hammer-IN at Roaring Camp Railroads. Watch demonstrators push the boundaries of hot metal, bring ancient techniques to life and share with the community their talent and dedication to the blacksmith craft.
Witness shootouts between famed lawmen and notorious outlaws from the 1880’s aboard the Redwood Forest Train to Bear Mountain. See why the West was wild!
You’ll never outgrow the kid inside. That’s why everyone rides for the Kids Fare. WEEKDAYS AFTER 2PM. Purchase advance tickets for the 2:15 Beach Train or the 2:00 Redwood Forest Steam Train.
Evening train and dinner excursion from the beach to the redwoods. Upon arrival, a delicious barbecue chicken and steak dinner and live music awaits you.
Heritage sounds like something old. Unless you’re talking Heritage Events at Roaring Camp. Free All Summer Long. Must have valid train ticket to participate in heritage activity.
Join us for the 6th annual Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival. The weekend welcomes a variety of artists, multiple stages, camping, train rides including the ‘Sol Train’ shuttle from the Boardwalk and back again in the evening, craft beer, wine, vendors and gourmet food.
Don’t miss this unique Culinary Journey! Be transported by the magic of steam to a dining experience amongst the trees. Prepare to savor a delightful three course dinner engineered by Roaring Camp’s Chef, Alessio Casagrande, direct from Italy.
Roaring Camp with Legend Theatrical Presents the 2nd Annual Brewgrass Festival featuring, local breweries, music from favorite bluegrass artists and food from our popular local food trucks. Back this year- VIP Brewgrass Tasting Train roundtrip from Santa Cruz to Roaring Camp. Tickets on sale now!
Step into the incredible world of steam power at the Harvest Faire & Steam Festival presented by Kinetic Steam Works and Roaring Camp Railroads.
Treat yourself to an evening of fun and relaxation at Roaring Camp’s Moonlight Steam Train Dinner Party. Start with a hearty BBQ dinner followed by a leisurely train ride aboard vintage railway cars.
Dress up for Halloween with favorites Thomas and Percy, for a 20 minute train ride, entertainment, and fun filled activities for the entire family.
Get in the holiday spirit by bringing family and friends to ride the Redwood Forest Steam Train to Bear Mountain. At the summit, guests may sip hot cider and delight in viewing a tree-lined walk of beautifully decorated holiday trees. Trees are provided by Patchen California Christmas Tree Farm, Los Gatos. Toys for Tots, toys will be collected. Roaring Camp will deduct $2 per toy, per train ticket, purchased in person only. Guests are requested to avoid donating toys of aggression or unpacked stuffed animals.
Outdoor American BBQ and live music open 12-3PM Friday-Sunday through the summer. September 7, see the Jug Band Festival playing at the Chuckwagon BBQ stage all day long!
If you’re an Adventurer, Explorer, or Thrill-Seeker, you are invited to become a member of Roaring Camp Railroads’ Kids Club today. It’s free to join, a ten-gallon hat full of fun, and you can win more prizes than you can shake a stick at.