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COASTER Holiday Express

All Aboard! The COASTER Holiday Express

Saturday, December 6th
Train #1 departs Oceanside at 10:00 a.m.
Train #2 departs Oceanside at 12:00 p.m.
Plan on arriving at Oceanside Transit Center at least 20 minutes before the train departs to secure parking.
Tickets are $8 per person, all ages

Location: Oceanside Transit Center
205 S. Tremont St., Oceanside
Phone: (760) 966-6500

You and your family are invited to ride on a magical holiday train with Santa, Mrs. Claus and friends. North County Transit District’s COASTER Holiday Express is a specially decorated train ride that features photo opportunities with Santa and his friends and classic carol singing for children of all ages. Each 65 minute Holiday COASTER Express ride will travel non-stop and roundtrip from Oceanside to Solana Beach. The ride is recommended for families with children between the ages of 3 and 10.

Car 1 is ADA accessible.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 12 at 8 a.m. and are $8 per passenger (all ages) and must be purchased in advance. Tickets will NOT be sold on the day of the event.

Buy your tickets online at GoNCTD.com/eticket

Limited tickets are available for CASH ONLY at Oceanside Transit Center prior to the event date
205 S. Tremont St., Oceanside
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sales are “first come, first served.” Each person may purchase up to six tickets.

FAQs

What is COASTER HOLIDAY EXPRESS?

You and your family are invited to ride on a magical holiday train with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves. North County Transit District’s COASTER HOLIDAY EXPRESS is a specially decorated train that features photo opportunities with Santa and his friends and classic carol singing for the children of All ages. Each 65 minute ride will travel non-stop and roundtrip between Oceanside and Solana Beach.

What day is the COASTER HOLIDAY EXPRESS?

This year’s COASTER HOLIDAY EXPRESS is on Saturday, December 6. Families will have two opportunities to hop aboard the COASTER with trains departing the Oceanside Transit Center at 10 a.m. and again at 12:00 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance and tickets will not be sold on the day of the event.

Who is COASTER HOLIDAY EXPRESS recommended for?

The event is recommended for families and children between the ages of 3 and 10.

Where do we board the COASTER HOLIDAY EXPRESS?

These special event trains ONLY board at the Oceanside Transit Center, located at

195 S. Tremont St, Oceanside, CA 92054.

When do tickets for the COASTER HOLIDAY EXPRESS go on sale?

Tickets for the sell-out, holiday-themed train ride go on sale Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 8 a.m.

The tickets are $8 per person and may be purchased online: GoNCTD.com/eticket or in person at the Oceanside Transit Customer Service Center, 205 S. Tremont St., Oceanside, CA 92054.

How many tickets may I buy?

Each person may purchase up to 6 tickets.

Are children free?

Passengers of all ages must have a ticket, including infants. Passengers will not be allowed to board the train without a ticket.

May I buy my tickets on the day of the event?

Tickets will not be sold the day of the event. Tickets are sold in advance, and SELL OUT QUICKLY.

May I choose which car to ride in?

Tickets have corresponding car numbers which indicate which car each passenger will ride in.

Cars are numbered 1-6. At the time of purchase, you select which car you prefer.

Passengers must ride in the assigned train car they selected.

How long is the ride?

The fun-filled, 65-minute experience will take passengers on a nonstop, round-trip ride between Oceanside and Solana Beach.

Will Santa be on the train?

Yes, Santa and his friends will be onboard greeting all passengers.

May I get photos with my children and Santa?

Passengers may take their own photos (be sure to BRING your camera!), but we cannot guarantee that Santa will have time to sit and pose with every child on board. He’s a busy guy!

What other activities are planned for the train ride?

Mrs. Clause and Santa’s helpers will be on board the decorated train cars leading classic Christmas carols and having fun with the children.

What happens if it is raining?

The COASTER HOLIDAY EXPRESS will operate rain or shine!

May I bring food on the COASTER HOLIDAY EXPRESS?

Small snacks and drinks are allowed, but please do not bring large items, such as pizza boxes or fast food onboard.

Are there restrooms on the train?

Yes, there are restrooms in each car.

May we bring strollers, baby carriages or bikes on the COASTER HOLIDAY EXPRESS?

No, these items are not permitted on the train due to limited space.

Is the COASTER HOLIDAY EXPRESS ADA accessible?

Yes, passengers using mobility devices, canes or walkers should plan on boarding the train using the mini-high ramp located on the south end of the platform. Note: Only Car 1 is ADA accessible.

May I move between the cars during the train ride?

No. To ensure the safety of the riders, all passengers must remain in their assigned car.

Children should stay with their parents at all times while aboard the COASTER HOLIDAY EXPRESS.

For more information: (760) 966 – 6500