NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Just weeks before flying across the globe in one night in his magic sleigh, Santa Claus spent Saturday taking a leisurely train ride down the Florida East Coast Railway, delivering toys along the way, with New Smyrna Beach among his eight stops.
Santa dropped off about 325 items just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday, the toys the result of Florida East Coast Railway's toy drive. The toys were headed to the Gifts of Love Coalition in Edgewater to be distributed to different spots throughout the area.
Children on hand received balloons and gift bags full of trinkets, then got a chance to tell Santa what they want for Christmas. Jasper Cook, 3, of New Smyrna Beach ran up to Santa just before he left to get his toy request in.
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