Holiday Train event kicks off holiday season Dec. 5 and 6 with glittering lights, fun characters and toy drive

Holiday Train Santa

SVCF is proud to present the 2015 Caltrain Holiday Train!

Each year, the Holiday Train is decorated with thousands of glittering lights. The train stops at various Caltrain stations from San Francisco to Santa Clara, bringing joy and holiday spirit to kids and families along the way. Each station stop features entertainment and visits from Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and other fun characters. 

The Holiday Train also celebrates community giving. At each Holiday Train station stop, toys will be collected for Bay Area kids who may not otherwise receive a gift this holiday season. Bring new, unwrapped toys to donate! You can also support the Holiday Train by making a donation online

Holiday Train Schedule, Saturday, December 5

Caltrain Station Train Arrival Time Entertainment
San Francisco 4 p.m. Face painter and balloon artist, Q102
Burlingame 5:15 p.m. Peninsula Girls Chorus
Redwood City 6:15 p.m. Hometown Holidays
Mountain View 6:55 p.m. Peninsulaires Barbershop Harmony Chorus
Santa Clara 8:10 p.m. South Bay Historical Railroad Society
Santa Clara Corps of The Salvation Army Band

Holiday Train Schedule, Sunday, December 6

Caltrain Station Train Arrival Time Entertainment
San Francisco 4 p.m. Face painter and balloon artist, 102.9 KBLX
Millbrae 5:15 p.m. 96.5 KOIT
San Mateo 6:20 p.m. Burlingame and San Mateo Chamber Singers
Menlo Park 7:45 p.m. West Bay Model Railroad Association
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra
Sunnyvale 8:40 p.m. 94.5 KBAY

Holiday Train Emmett

Community Support

The Holiday Train would not be possible without the generous support of various sponsors. 

The Handel Sunrise Foundation and Mary Lemmon are the Lead Sponsors. The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation, Linear Technology Corporation and the Knight Foundation are “Conductor” Sponsors. The City of Millbrae, Speck, Robert Half and XILINX are “Station" Sponsors. The Brigid Barton Family Fund, Moss Adams and Shopkick are “Railway” Sponsors. Mixbook and the Ely Family are “Community” Sponsors.

Media Sponsors include The Daily Journal, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Magazine94.5 KBAY, 95.7 THE GAME, 96.5 KOIT, 98.5 KFOX and Q102.1.

Bayside Equipment Company of Redwood City donated the use of a generator to light up the decorations. Other in-kind sponsors include Jim’s Handyman Services, Nothing Bundt Cakes in San Carlos and Millbrae, Peterson Technical Services, and the Subway store located in the San Francisco Caltrain Station.