By Hugh Fisher – firstname.lastname@example.org
SPENCER — He’s making a list, and checking it twice, but not on a sleigh with snow and ice.
Santa Claus is taking the train to town.
With festive decorations aboard, the Santa Train’s been running at the N.C. Transportation Museum for the last two weekends.
Santa and his elves board to pass out treats and talk to each child and family.
“You kids stay sweet and smart,” Santa Claus said to Chloe and Cameron Mullinax of Mount Pleasant.
“Santa’s going to visit you real soon!”
Their mom, Christy Mullinax, has been bringing her daughters to Spencer for the Santa Train for years.
Chloe, who’s 3 years old this Christmas, smiled while one of the volunteers took her picture with Santa, her sister and her mom.
Cameron, who’s 7, had a long wish list ready for Santa:
“A DVD player that sits on your lap and a (Nintendo) DSi,” she said, among other things.
“You think he’s got enough time to get all that together?” Christy asked with a smile.
Cameron smiled and nodded. “He got my letter!”
Families from as far off as Shelby and Winston-Salem were among the riders sharing wishes with Santa yesterday afternoon.
December 5-6, 12-13, 19-20
Tickets only available on the day of the event. Meet Santa Claus as he trades his sleigh for a locomotive! Take a 25-minute train ride with Santa and his elves, as Santa hands out oranges and candy canes, a Southern Railway tradition.
Children will hear classic Christmas tales and have fun making holiday ornaments in the Roundhouse.
$7 per person
Children who are 2 and under and will sit on a guardian’s lap for the
length of the train ride are free, and do not need a ticket to ride the train.
$5 for Firemen Level Members
$3.50 for Conductor Level Members
Free for Engineer Level Members
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