JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Santa is coming to visit good boys and girls this week when Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway’s ninth annual Christmas Train comes to town on Saturday, December 8th.
The FEC Christmas Train is run in coordination with the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation and travels from Jacksonville to Miami along FEC Railway’s 351-mile mainline track.
Along the way, Santa Claus will be spreading holiday cheer from the decorated, historic FEC passenger cars. US Marine Corps service members will be at each stop along the route to greet Santa and his FEC elves. Santa will de-board at each stop so children can tell him what they’d like for Christmas. It is a beloved tradition among FEC employees, their families, customers, suppliers and the communities in which they serve.
The FEC Christmas Train is a 501c3, so anyone who would like to make a donation to the organization can receive a tax deduction. All donations will go toward children and teens in need in the local community.
Santa and his merry train will make eight stops at the railroad crossings listed below, during which strict safety procedures will be in place for the security and enjoyment of everyone in attendance.