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Holiday TrainFest and Toy Drive

Saturday, December 16, 2017 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Track 14

Free event supporting Toys for Tots and featuring historic steam locomotive and rail car display

Celebrate the spirit of the season and help those in need at the Holiday TrainFest and Toy Drive at Los Union Station. The free, family-friendly event will include holiday refreshments, a visit from Santa Claus, vintage rail cars, and an 874,346-pound steam locomotive decked out for the holidays.

Staff will be on hand to collect donations of new, unwrapped toys in support of Toys for Tots and socks to assist the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new, unwrapped toys to distribute as holiday gifts to less fortunate children in the community.

  • See the historic Santa Fe 3751 steam locomotive up close
  • Tour vintage rail cars from the 1940s and 1950s decorated for the holidays
  • Explore AmtrakĀ® and Metrolink train cars
  • Enjoy holiday refreshments, including hot cocoa and cookies
  • Revel in holiday music
  • Meet local police and firefighters and see a vintage 1930s-era fire engine
  • Visit with Santa Claus

Event presented by the Pacific Surfliner, in collaboration with LA Rail, the San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society, Metrolink, Metro and Amtrak.

Travel to the event by train from points throughout southern California, including Orange County, Ventura County, San Bernardino and the Antelope Valley using Amtrak Pacific Surfliner or Metrolink service. Visit or for additional information, including schedules and fares.

Go Metro to all events by taking the Red, Purple, Gold, or Silver Line directly to Union Station LA.

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