Santa Claus is coming to town in a 'Boogie Woogie Choo Choo Train.' The Kansas City Southern (KCS) Holiday Express will stop off in Ashdown,Ar. at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Main and U.S. Highway 71.

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Led by KCS's Southern Belle business train, the Holiday Express train will include a smiling tank car named 'Rudy,' a flat car that carries Santa's sleigh, reindeer, and miniature village. In addition, the train will also feature a gingerbread box car, the elves workshop, reindeer stable, and a little red caboose.

At each stop the train makes a  KCS charitable contribution of gift cards to the local Salvation Army to help provide warm clothing for children in need. Access to the train is absolutely FREE and open to everyone. I've seen this train on numerous occasions and I always enjoy seeing it. So bundle up the kids and take a short drive up 71 for a visual delight.

For further information about the Holiday Express, please call  (870) 898-2758 or go to their facebook page.