Santa Holiday Train Arrives In New Haven (VIDEO)

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

December 7, 2013 Updated Dec 7, 2013 at 8:01 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (21Alive) -- Santa Claus has his very own train and it arrived at the Fort Wayne Historical Society.

The Santa Holiday Train is a long local tradition that the Fort Wayne Historical Society puts on every year during the holiday season. The society operates half hour train rides for passengers at its restoration facility at 15808 Edgerton Road.

Along with the half hour ride with Santa, passengers will have the opportunity to tour locomotive no. 765 as it undergoes its winter maintenance. There will also be food available from Bravas Dogs and other activities to partake in.

“Each year the Santa Train grows in popularity and though many people discover it for the first time, it’s as long-standing a tradition in this community as the lighted Santa Claus display downtown,” said Kelly Lynch, Communications Director for the organization. “We’d love to some day be able to bring these trips back downtown.”

The Santa Train is a part of the historical society's riverfront development concept Headwaters Junction, which is part of the Legacy Fort Wayne riverfront study.

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