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Holiday Magic at Roaring Camp Railroads

Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train

NOVEMBER 24 - 25, DECEMBER 2 - 3, 9 - 10, 16 - 23

Choo, Choo, Santa Claus is coming to town, not by sleigh, not by snow but by train!

Vintage excursion cars, adorned with thousands of colorful lights, roll through the streets of Santa Cruz as passengers lend their voices to holiday carols, sip hot spiced cider and listen to musical entertainment while Santa visits the little ones, or the young at heart! Continue the merriment with a $6 MyBoardwalk card good for attractions, arcades and games in Neptune's Kingdom. Bring the whole family for festive fun. Happy Holidays!

New for 2017! - Celebrate this holiday season with a new family tradition - Ice Skating at the Boardwalk!

Bring the whole family for festive fun. Happy Holidays!

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Holiday Tree Walk

NOVEMBER 24 - 26, DECEMBER 2 - 3, 9 - 10

Get in the holiday spirit riding Roaring Camp’s Redwood Forest Steam Train to Bear Mountain. At the summit sip hot cider and stroll through a tree-lined walk of beautifully decorated holiday trees provided by Patchen California Christmas Tree Farm in Los Gatos.

Save $2 per train ticket and add to the festive spirit by bringing hope to families in need this holiday season. Bring a new and unwrapped toy to Roaring Camp’s depot to benefit the Santa Cruz County’s Toys for Tots campaign.

Purchase Steam Train Tickets here

Chanukah Train


Share the Light of Chanukah Aboard Roaring Camp Railroad’s Chanukah Train!

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. Continue the merriment with a $6 MyBoardwalk card good for attractions, arcade and games in Neptune's Kingdom.

Create a new holiday tradition with family and friends as we experience the lights, stories and traditions of Chanukah in a whole new way!

Click Here and choose December 14 Chanukah Train to Purchase Advance Tickets.



Rain Forest Weekends

January 6 - March 25

Model Railroad Exhibit

April 6 - 7

Eggstraordinary Easter Egg Hunt

March 31 - April 1

Holiday Lights Train

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