Holiday train rides
Combine a trip of laser tag and mini golf at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with a spirited train ride – or two.
At 6:30 p.m. Friday, the first of many Holiday Lights Trains departs from the amusement park. Vintage, open-air cars will be brightly lit and the sweet scent of hot apple cider will waft through the air. Carolers will sing while Santa visits the children. Imagine the Polar Express with views of ocean and sand instead of snow.
And 5 p.m. Dec. 1, the Hanukkah Train chugs through the streets, where passengers will hear traditional stories, play dreidel and enjoy kosher refreshments. Organizers are calling it the first-ever Hanukkah train, and its only one of the season (however, other Holiday Lights trips extend into December).
Both trains cost $28 for adults and $22 for children 12 and under.
For more information, visit www.roaringcamp.com.
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