Holiday Lights Train 2018
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Winter Newsletter 2018

Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train

NOVEMBER 23 - 24 & DECEMBER 1 - 2, 8 - 9, 15 - 23

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!

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!

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.

Start a new holiday tradition! Gather your family and friends and celebrate Santa Cruz style with ice skating at the beach!

Bring the whole family for festive fun. Happy Holidays!

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Holiday Tree Walk

NOVEMBER 23-25 & DEC 1-2, 8-9

Deck the redwoods with boughs of holly. Fa la la la la la la la! 'Tis the season for our Holiday Tree Walk. Depart from the town of Roaring Camp on our historic steam train for a festive ride into the Santa Cruz Mountains!

Get in the holiday spirit by bringing family and friends to ride Roaring Camp’s daytime 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. The live trees are provided by Patchen California Christmas Tree Farm, Los Gatos.

To add to the festive spirit and bring hope to families in need, visitors may bring a new and unwrapped toy to Roaring Camp’s depot to benefit Santa Cruz County’s Toys for Tots campaign. Toys collected will be distributed through participating agencies to children who otherwise would have less. For each donated toy, Roaring Camp will deduct $2 per train ticket, whether purchased online or in person.

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Chanukah Train


Gather at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on the 2nd night of Chanukah for the lighting of the menorah and take an incredible train ride on Roaring Camp’s old-fashioned excursion cars adorned with thousands of lights and Chanukah decorations.

Share in Chanukah traditions as you 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. The evening includes your choice of one activity at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk of miniature golf, laser tag or arcade games.

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

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november 2018

Holiday Lights Train 2018 Holiday Tree Walk Chanukah Train

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