Five things to know: Santa Train

Kids who want tell Santa their Christmas wish lists can visit with him on Friday when the Indiana Rail Road Co.’s Santa Train makes two annual stops.

Here are five things to know about the special visit:

When will Santa

be in the county?

The train will be in Bargersville from 3 to 5 p.m. at the town hall, 24 N. Main St. From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the train will be in Morgantown at the fire station on Highland Street.

What happens on the Santa Train?

Families can board the train to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and visit with other costumed characters played by railroad employee volunteers, their families and friends of the company.

Does it cost

anything to stop by?

The event is free and open to children and adults. Santa’s helpers will also give away coats, hats and gloves to families in need.

Is this a charitable event?

Cash donations to the Santa Train will go directly to the purchase of clothing that will be distributed from the Santa Train. Checks can be made out to Indiana Rail Road (memo line: “Santa Train”) and mailed to Shae LeDune, 8888 Keystone Crossing, Suite 1600, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

Families are asked to bring a canned food donation for a food drive the town is conducting.

How did the Santa Train tradition begin?

The Santa Train started in 1989 as a volunteer project of Indiana Rail Road employees. According to the railroad company, more than 6,000 people are expected to visit the train during the three-day tour.