Skip to main content

Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Hop on a Christmas Train

It’s a little known fact that Santa has a hideout in the redwoods. And the Skunk Train can take kids there. The Magical Christmas Train will travel through some of the tallest trees on the planet until it reaches the Giant Christmas Tree, a decorated tree that serves as the workshop for Santa Mr. Skunk. The 90-minute round-trip ride departs from Willits and ends with an opportunity for kids to climb aboard an historic motorcar at the Willits Depot and meet Santa Mr. Skunk in person. Rides begin on November 26 and run until December 31. Tickets are $10.95–$59.95; dogs are $10.95; kids two and younger ride on a lap for free. Morning and afternoon trips available; make reservations at