The Kansas City Southern Holiday Express has planned stops in Heavener, Oklahoma, and Mena, Arkansas.
All aboard the KCS Holiday Express for fun and charitable giving!
The KCS Holiday Express is a festive, six-car train that brings Santa Claus and his elves to communities throughout the company’s U.S. rail network at scheduled stops. Guests to the train can visit with Santa Claus and walk through three cars filled with holiday displays. Each event is free, open to the public and no tickets are required.
In addition, at each scheduled 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.
2017 KCS Holiday Express Fundraising Campaign
Thanks to contributions from KCS’ generous employees, vendors and friends, The KCS Charitable Fund purchases gift cards which are donated to the local Salvation Army at each scheduled Holiday Express stop to provide warm clothing for children in need. The 2017 fundraising campaign is now underway and will close on October 31, 2017. Any contributions received after this date will support the 2018 campaign.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible charitable contribution online, you may do so here.
Courtesy of KCS