One of the greatest parts of living in or nearby Fremont, CA during the holidays is the Niles Canyon Train of Lights. Running from late November into early January, this special one-of-a-kind train ride is renowned far and wide as our very own Polar Express–something you can’t miss during the holiday season.
This hour-long train ride is filled with refreshments, lights, and a breathtaking view of Niles Canyon. The train departs from Niles at 4:30pm and from Sunol at 7pm. The earlier train from Niles is just early enough to be at dusk and enjoy daylight through the canyon, while returning through in the canyon’s darkness lit up by the array of lights.
There are volunteers on the train to answer any questions and are very knowledgeable about the trains, the canyon and the history. It’s certainly a memorable and enchanting experience. Get your tickets early as it sells out fast! Choose from Coach seats, First Class Dome or First Class Lounge seats, or even rent a Private Caboose for your get together! Children 3 and under are Free.
The Niles Canyon Railway also operates a steam train on Sundays during the warmer months, an Octoberfest Beer Train and Wine Trains throughout the year.
From all of us at the J-Team, we wish you a happy and safe holiday season!