We’ve put together these train-themed ideas for spreading cheer and sending holiday wishes to friends and family near and far. While it may be a while before we can return to many of our favorite destinations, that doesn’t mean you can't give the gift of travel or enhance your stay-at-home celebrations with some train-themed fun.

1. Amtrak Gift Cards
The benefits of train travel can be an invaluable gift. Amtrak gift cards offer great flexibility and can be redeemed for travel online, in the Amtrak app, by phone or at any staffed Amtrak station. There are no fees and they never expire. Pick one up at major retailers such as Costco or Target, or get one online. Digital gift cards have different design options, including one featuring the Pacific Surfliner and the iconic Southern California coastline. Learn More

2. Amtrak Store
For the rail enthusiast in your life, order some merchandise from the online Amtrak store. There are collectibles, clothing, toys, and much more to choose from. Our favorite is the heat changing mug that reveals a beautiful Pacific Surfliner image when a hot beverage is poured. View more items at store.amtrak.com.

3. Virtual Backgrounds
While connecting with friends and family this year, make a beautiful Pacific Surfliner photo the background of your video calls and add a unique touch to your stay-at-home celebration. Our Virtual Hangouts page has lots of great images to choose from. We also have video backgrounds that make it look like you’re onboard the train!

For those who need to travel during the holidays, we continue to operate service with enhanced safety measures in place. Additional ticketing policies are in effect to manage capacity during the Christmas holiday travel period. Learn more

Celebrating the holidays may look different this year, but the joy of reconnecting with friends and family remains. We wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday season.