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California Christmas Trains

OCEANSIDE/SAN DIEGO: Coaster Holiday Express December 7-8 & 14-15, 2019, 10 a.m., 12 & 2 p.m.
Oceanside Transit Center
235 S Tremont St.
Oceanside, CA 92054
$20, gonctd.com/holidayexpress/
Tickets are first-come, first-serve and are expected to sell out quickly!
North County Transit District's COASTER Holiday Express is back! The family-friendly COASTER Holiday Express departs from the Oceanside Transit Center and takes passengers on a 65-minute non-stop round-trip tour down the coast and back. During the event, passengers experience a decorated train complete with Victorian carolers singing Christmas classics, a visit from Santa Claus and his elves, and a chance to interact with the beautiful princesses. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean while your kids write their wish list for Santa and play reindeer games. 

BAY AREA: Caltrain Holiday Train December 7-8, 2019

COSTA MESA: Goat Hill Junction, Orange County Model Engineers Miniature Train Ride & Santa Photos December 21-22, 2019, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Fairview Park
2501 Placentia Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA
Free, ocmetrains.org

SANTA CRUZ - FELTON: Holiday Lights Train November 29-December 23, 2019  roaringcamp.com
Departs from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk  with vintage excursion cars adorned with thousands of colorful lights. Ticketed guests climb aboard and roll through the streets of Santa Cruz singing holiday carols, sipping hot spiced cider and listening to musical entertainment while Santa visits the little ones, or the young at heart!  Also enjoy the daytime holiday walk and Chanukah train.

PORTOLA  Christmas Train December 7-21, 2019

WILLITS: Skunk Train Christmas Train November 29-December 23, 2019 (90 minutes) several time options starting at 10 a.m.
$52.95 adult, $42.95 age 2-12 years, $10.95 under 2 years or dog
skunktrain.com  Sells out!

Magical Christmas Train from Willits  includes a 90-minute ride through a storybook wonderland with cookies, hot chocolate in a souvenir mug, and a personal visit with Santa Claus himself. November 29 & 30, 2019
December 1, 2019
December 7 & 8, 2019
December 13, 14 & 15, 2019
December 19, 20, 21, 22 & 23, 2019

FORT BRAGG: Magical Christmas Skunk Train December 7-23, 2019.  60 minute ride from Fort Bragg typically sells out. $,skunktrain.com 

December 7 & 8, 2019
December 13, 14 & 15, 2019
December 20, 21, 22 & 23, 2019
Fort Bragg tickets include a 60 minute train ride through a storybook wonderland, cookies, hot chocolate in a souvenir mug, and a personal visit with Santa Claus himself. Wear your Christmas morning pajamas, if you'd like, and join in carols and reindeer games. 

FILLMORE: Fillmore Western Railway's The Polar Express November 14-December 29, 2019
$50-85, $45-80 age 2-11 years, fwry.com  
November 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29 & 30, 2019 | December 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28 & 29, 2019
The Polar Express
Come in your pajamas for a ride to the "North Pole" to visit with Santa. Enjoy storytelling, caroling, and cookies & chocolate milk while on board. Visit Santa's Village in the park and ride the Carousel or shop at the Christmas Craft Booths.
 Sugar Plum Express Holiday Village & Tree Train November 30-December 22, 2019
$20, $10 age 2-12 years,  Free under age 2 on Lap -
Duration 1-2 Hours Once at Holiday Village location you may return on a later train.
Return times 11 a.m., 12:20, 1:40, 3:10 & 3:50  p.m.
November 30, 2019 | December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22, 2019
Be sure to save your train ticket and show it to car attendant for return boarding. About Take a short train ride to our Holiday Village! Once there you can select a pre-cut Christmas Tree, take photos with Santa, purchase unique gifts & goodies, enjoy the Winter Wonderland walk-thru, Carousel rides ($3), hop on the Holiday Jolly Jumper, see Santa's Workshop and crafts. Also view the Koi fish, pigs & birds while exploring. Purchase of Christmas Tree is optional. Netting (required) prices are separate. Please bring your own rope to tie down tree to vehicle once back in Santa Paula.

LOS ANGELES: Travel Town Museum Polar Express Pajama Party December 12, 2019, 5-9 p.m. Members Only Join for $35!
Griffith Park

5200 Zoo Dr.
Los Angeles, California 90027
$Become a member to attend this event, traveltown.org

PERRIS Orange Empire Railway Museum Santa's North Pole Special
2201 South A Street
Perris, CA
oerm.org

POWAY: Christmas in the Park December 14, 2019, 3:30-8:30 p.m. 
Old Poway Park
14134 Midland Road
Poway, CA 92064
858-668-4576
FREE admission, poway.org
Steam locomotive train rides and model trains at Christmas in the Park. Includes Christmas tree lighting, Santa, Horse-drawn hay and pony rides, petting zoo, and face painting and live entertainment. 

WEST SACRAMENTO: Christmas Train November 23-December
November 23, 24, 29 & 30, 2019 | December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22 & 23, 2019 | Times: 10 a.m. 1, 4 & 7 p.m.

book early, sells out around Thanksgiving
$55, $45 child, $15 infant, sacramentorivertrain.com

SACRAMENTO: Polar Express Train November 29-December
Tickets: $45 approx. californiarailroad.museum sells out fast!
November 29, 30, 2019 | December 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21 & 22, 2019

JAMESTOWN: Polar Express Train Ride November 29-December 22, 2019
November 29 & 30, 2019 | December 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 & 22, 2019
Times: 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m.
Coach Seating: $50 per person, railtown1897.org Sells out fast!
First Class: $70 per person
An additional $6 per ticket applied at purchase checkout. Children under 2 years of age are free and must be seated on an adult's lap. 

NAPA: Wine Train Santa Train November 19-December 27, 2019, 5 p.m. (and 7:15 p.m. some nights)
1275 McKinstry Street
Napa, CA, 94559
$59.99, winetrain.com
November 23, 24 & 25, 2019 | December 1, 2, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 & 26, 2019
Interactive musical journey at the Station
1.25-hour Christmas train ride to The North Pole
Onboard music, games, and entertainment
Hot cocoa and freshly baked cookies onboard
Additional beverages and snack boxes available for purchase

Board the Santa Train to add some sparkle and spirit to your Christmas season. Sip hot cocoa, munch freshly-baked cookies, and join in games and sing-alongs with a jolly cast of characters headlined by Santa himself. Wind your way to The North Pole on a special mission to help Jolly the Bear. Treat the little ones to a truly magical, musical, and memorable family Christmas adventure! Includes 1.5 hour Christmas train ride to The North Pole Music, games, and entertainment Hot cocoa and freshly baked cookies

ORANGE: Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train November 29-December 23, 2019
Sold Out by early November
irvineparkrailroad.com

SUNOL & NILES Train of Lights Sold Out, but they encourage you to check it out and see if any seats open up.
$30, ncry.org  Sold Out!
November 22, 23, 24, 29 & 30, 2019 | December 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 & 30, 2019.
The earlier Niles departure leaves when it's still light enough to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Niles Canyon but dark enough on the return trip to enjoy the train's mesmerizing lights.

All events are subject to change. Check with the train company or museum before going -- always check first!


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