Holiday Light Festival Train Ride

Fri Nov 26, 2021 - Fri Jan 7, 2022- see all dates
5:00pm PT
$5; Children 18 months and under ride free
Griffith Park and Southern Railroad

Hooray! Griffith Park and Southern Railroad brings back its popular Santa train ride this year. The evening ride is gentle and timeless, and just the right size for kids and their parents to take in the festively decorated mile of track.

Magical scenes and thousands of lights set the mood for the season.

A limited number of tickets are sold each night. The first train leaves at 5pm every day, and the last train leaves at 8pm Monday through Thursday and 9pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

Unfortunately, Santa’s Village is closed for the season and Santa is not present, however, there is an area with holiday-themed backdrops available for $2.

Wet weather cancels.

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