Caltrain, in partnership with Silicon Valley Community Foundation, was excited to bring back the 2014 Holiday Train, spreading joy and the community spirit of giving throughout the Bay Area. The dazzling show train, with more than 60,000 glittering lights, visited nine stations between San Francisco and San José on December 6 and 7.

This free family event facilitated the collection of over 2,000 toys for local children who might otherwise have been forgotten at this time of year. The toys were distributed after the event by The Salvation Army and Toys for Tots. The event also raised over $100,000.

To see a slideshow of the 2013 Holiday Train.

If you are interested in being a sponsor for the 2014 Holiday Train, please contact Dory Gannes at or 650.450.5581.

Follow us on Twitter using #holidaytrain2014.

Get Involved

Due to safety reasons, the public is not permitted to ride the Holiday Train. However, people can come out and see the train at the stations where it stops and enjoy the show put on by holiday characters. Also, you are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy for a child in need and put it in the toy donation barrels at the stations. The toys are distributed after the event by The Salvation Army and Toys for Tots. More information about toy distribution and suggested toy donations.

Saturday, December 6
Location Arrival/Show
San Francisco TBD
Burlingame TBD
Redwood City TBD
Mountain View TBD
Santa Clara TBD
Sunday, December 7
Location Arrival/Show
San Francisco TBD
Millbrae TBD
San Mateo TBD
Menlo Park TBD
Sunnyvale TBD