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The Holidays Come Alive at Union Station: FREE Santa Holiday Train!

The holidays are a time to enjoy celebrated traditions and the company of loved ones. Our friends over at Union Station in downtown KC invite you to enjoy the holidays as they come alive this season. Your family can enjoy a FREE annual event that has been enjoyed for 17 years and running. Take a look…

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The Holidays Come Alive at Union Station: FREE Santa Holiday Train!

A Kansas City favorite, the FREE Holiday tradition returns with Santa and his elves. Unlike any other train, the Kansas City Southern Holiday Express Train is led by Kansas City’s Southern Belle and includes a smiling tank car Rudy; a flatcar carrying Santa’s sleigh, reindeer, and a miniature village; a gingerbread boxcar; the elves’ workshop; a reindeer stable; and a little red caboose.

You’ll enjoy a magical walk-through experience on this one-of-a-kind train that the little ones will never forget!
This year – enjoy FREE admission to the Astro Botanical sculpture garden in Haverty Family Yards.

Experience the Kansas City Southern Holiday Express Train during the below days and times:

  • Friday, December 15: 2pm-5pm
  • Saturday, December 16: 10am-8pm
  • Sunday, December 17: 10am-8pm
  • Monday, December 18: 11am-8pm
  • Tuesday, December 19 : 11am-5pm

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PLEASE NOTE: The Kansas City Southern Holiday Express Train cannot accommodate strollers or wheelchairs. However, stroller parking will be available outside of the entrance to the train. Those utilizing wheelchairs will still be able to view Rudy, the boxcar with reindeer and Santa’s sleigh as well as visit with Santa inside Union Station. If assistance is required to walk through the carriages, please notify one of the Kansas City Southern Holiday Express Train elves and they will help board and assist with movement through the train carriages.

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