The Griffith Park Train Rides
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Santa Riding Train


The 2018 Holiday Light Festival

Train Ride

Beginning November 23, 2018

Presented By

The Griffith Park & Southern Railroad

4400 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027

In cooperation with The City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks

Starting the day after Thanksgiving, join us for an evening train ride around our festively decorated, one mile of track. Magical scenes and tens of thousands of lights will captivate you and your family and set the mood for a wonderful Holiday season.

The Ride Begins Friday November 23, 2018 at 5 pm

And continues every night until December 23 and then again from December 26 to December 30 - weather permitting.

Advance tickets go on sale on November 1 at our ticket office at 4400 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles 90027

The first train will leave at 5 pm every day. The last train leaves at 8 pm Monday through Thursday and 9 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

We reserve the right to close early if we reach maximum capacity or the weather is not cooperating.

Please be aware that we have long wait times on weekends and school holidays



This event requires separate tickets that can be bought at the ticket booth in advance or the day of the ride, if available. We are not offering online sales at this time. Our Ticket booth is open from 10 am until 4 pm and then from 5 pm until the ride closes.


Tickets $5 per person

Includes one round trip on the Holiday Lights Express
Children 18 months and under ride free


Limited tickets will be sold for each evening. NO REFUNDS - Exchange only, subject to availability.  


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