Arkansas November 28, 2018
The Holiday Express Train Is Returning To Arkansas This Year And You Won’t Want To Miss It
The beloved KCS Holiday Express train is returning to Arkansas for the season. This stationary train visit is perfect for families wanting to have a unique festive experience this month. Let’s catch this festive train along one of its stops in Arkansas
The Holiday Express is on its way to the Natural State.
The train is part of the Kansas City Southern rail line but since 2001 the Holiday Train has traveled all over the United States to bring a unique festive experience to families. Arkansas is one of the six states chosen for this year's route. For 2018, the train will stop in Ashdown on Dec. 4th and DeQueen on Dec. 5th. Each stop will be at 4 pm.
In addition to the big smiling engine named Rudy, the train will have three cars filled with festive displays for everyone to enjoy.
The lineup includes a gingerbread boxcar, Santa's sleigh, elf village, and other themed-displays. Entry to the train is free and the length of the visit will depend on the crowd size.
The six-car train is more than just a traveling display.
The goal of the train is to raise money for each visited community in order to ensure kids in need will receive warm clothing and other necessities before Christmas. The project has raised more than $1 million for the Salvation Army since it began.
Santa will be giving his reindeer a break by riding the train this year.
After all, they'll need their rest for the end of this month! Santa and his helpers will be in the caboose so kids will have a chance to make sure they're on the nice list.
This good cause and great experience is the perfect way to start the celebrations this December.
For more information about the train and how to make a donation, visit their website
Are you excited for the train this year? Have you taken your family before? Share with us in the comments below!
Arkansas has plenty of fun and festive events this year, like this
Christmas cavern or dreamy carriage ride.