Mark your calendars for November 26th to visit with Santa Claus. This is the day Santa will be visiting the historic Hawthorne Train Station. The Volunteer Railroaders Association has announced that Santa will be stopping by the station between 10am and 2pm and would like to visit with all the good little girls and boys in town. Each child can have their pictures taken with Santa, tell him what they would like for Christmas and each will receive a candy cane. In addition Santa has invited a one of his elves to come with him and a few surprise cartoon characters as well.
The Volunteer Railroaders will have the station and the area outside the building completely decorated for the holiday season and will have lots of railroad artifacts and historical items on display for everyone to enjoy. They will even have a Thomas train layout set up for the kids to enjoy. There is no cost to attend, although donations are greatly appreciated.
Everyone is encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy with them to donate to the Toys for Tots program, which helps makes the holiday season a happy one for needy children in our area. Everyone who brings a toy will be entered into a drawing for a very special prize. If you prefer, you can bring a toy on December 3rd between 10am and 10:45am when the very special Toys for Tots Train visits the station. Santa and his Marine escorts will be on hand to accept your donations while the train is at the station.
So grab the kids or grandkids and head on down to the station between 10am and 2pm for what is sure to be a fun experience. The station is located at 80 Royal Ave in Hawthorne. For more information please call the VRA at 973-238-0555 and leave a message.