November 7, 2017 > Rolling into the holidays with Train of Lights
Rolling into the holidays with Train of Lights
Submitted By Niles Canyon Railway
Take the whole family on an enchanting holiday excursion with the ÒTrain of LightsÓ! Enjoy an hour-long round trip through Niles Canyon filled with refreshments, music, and cheer aboard our antique coaches and open cars that feature holiday lights and decorations inside and out.
The Train of Lights offers a rare opportunity to experience a train ride through Niles Canyon at night. With one departure from Niles at dusk and a second departure from Sunol after dark, you can choose your favorite time to ride. The Train of Lights has been an annual tradition for many Bay Area families for more than a decade. Make it yours too!
Trains run Friday, November 24 Ð Saturday, December 30 departing from Niles at 4:30 p.m. and Sunol at 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the holiday season (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). 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.
These trains are very popular and often sell out well in advance. Limited tickets are still available online for Sunol departures as of this writing. We sometimes have last-minute tickets available! Come to the station 20-30 minutes before the train and ask the station agent to add you to the waiting list for that day. We'll also tweet about day-of-train ticket availability, if you want to follow @toots4ncry.
Trains run rain or shine, and the canyon can get very cold and windy at night in the winter. The train includes inside and outside seating, but we don't guarantee an inside seat, so be prepared for cold, wind, and inclement weather and dress accordingly. Allow more time to get to your boarding location and park if there's bad weather.
Train of Lights is our flagship fundraising event for the year, so tickets are not refundable. However, if you are unable to make your train, you may be able to exchange your tickets for tickets on another train for a $20 fee if there are a sufficient number of tickets available on that train. Contact the Station Agent for more information.
Train of Lights
Friday, Nov 24 Ð Saturday, Dec 30
37029 Mission Blvd, Fremont
6 Kilkare Rd, Sunol
Tickets: $30 Ð $50