It's traveling the country to get you in the holiday spirit.
The Kansas City Southern’s Holiday Express will be making scheduled stops along the company’s rail network. It will be bringing Santa Claus and his elves to visit each community, spread holiday cheer and awe spectators with a fully lit and decorated Christmas train. Each event is free and open to the public. Guests will be able to visit with Santa in the caboose and tour three of the cars filled with Christmas displays and electric model trains. After touring the cars, children will receive a free gift bag.
In addition, at each Christmas train stop, a charitable contribution is made to the local Salvation Army to provide warm clothes and other necessities for children in need.
The Holiday Express was created in 2001 as volunteers dedicated more than 8,000 hours to transform retired rail cars. Today, these cars feature a smiling tank car named Rudy; a flatcar carrying Santa’s sleigh, reindeer and a miniature village; a gingerbread boxcar; the elves’ workshop; a reindeer stable; and a little red caboose.
Christmas Train Schedule for Louisiana
Nov 29th at 4:00 pm – Laplace, LA
529 Hemlock Street
Nov 30th at 4:00 pm — Gonzales, LA
Dec 1st at 4:00 pm – Baton Rouge, LA
KCS Yard, 1401 Foss Street
Dec 2nd at 4:00 pm – Pineville, LA
901 Melrose Street
Dec 3rd at 4:00 pm – Coushatta, LA
Dec 4th at 4:00 pm – Zwolle, LA
1400 North Main Street
Dec 5th at 4:00 pm – Westlake, LA
3995 Old Spanish Trail
Dec 6th at 4:00 pm – DeQuincy, LA
Railroad Museum, 400 Lake Charles Avenue
Dec 7th at 4:00 pm – Leesville, LA
KCS Yard, 901 South Third Street
Dec 8th at 4:00 pm – Mansfield, LA
1004 Polk Street
Dec 9th at 4:00 pm – Shreveport, LA
KCS Yard, 4500 North Lake Shore Drive, Gate 5
Dec 10th at 4:00 pm — De Queen, AR
300 Block of East Stilwell Avenue
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