December Picks: Holiday Lights, Winter Wonderlands, and More!

December 5, 2019

With its abundance of twinkling lights, delicious food, and joyful holiday vibe, it’s no surprise December has some of the most festive events of the year. Many of these festivities can be found along or near our route. We’ve compiled a list of holiday happenings to enjoy with family and friends. Avoid the stress of holiday traffic by taking the train. If you’re traveling with at least one other person, save with Capitol Corridor’s Friends & Family deal!


Theater of Lights

Date: Through December 24, 2019
Location: Old Sacramento
Nearest station: Sacramento Station

Sacramento Santa Run

Date: December 21, 2019
Location: Downtown Sacramento
Nearest station: Sacramento Station

Magical Christmas Train

Date: Multiple Dates in December 2019
Location: 400 N. Harbor Blvd, West Sacramento, CA
Nearest station: Sacramento Station

East Bay & San Francisco

Zoo Lights

Date: December 6, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Location: Oakland Zoo
Nearest station: Oakland Coliseum Station

Night Bloom at the Conservatory of Flowers

Date: Every day until January 5, 2020
Location: Golden Gate Park
Nearest station: Salesforce Plaza Bus stop (BART or Emeryville Connection)

Tilden Park Merry-Go-Round Presents Winter Wonderland

Date: Every day until December 24, 2019
Location: Tilden Park, Berkeley
Nearest station: Berkeley Station

South Bay

Winterfest at Great America

Date: Every day until December 31, 2019
Location: California Great America
Nearest station: Santa Clara Great America Station

Christmas in the Park

Date: Every day until January 5, 2020
Location: Plaza de Cesar Chavez, Downtown San Jose
Nearest station: San Jose-Diridon Station