Riding Along On The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

SCRANTON — The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train made its annual stop in Scranton Tuesday.

We got to ride along as Santa and the train that twinkles with lights swung through our area.

The rain didn’t stop a crowd of people from coming to see Santa ride the rails into Scranton. All the lights of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train lit up the wet night at Steamtown National Historic Site.

Every year this is quite a show with the music, the lights, and all the train traditions. And it helps a good cause.

“All we ask in return is people come and see the train, take some pictures of the beautiful train, listen to some professional entertainment, and more importantly, bring a non-perishable item for your food bank,” said Holiday Train manager Rick Poznikoff.

But the Holiday Train isn’t only a show on the outside. It’s all decked out inside, too and families get to ride along with a pretty special passenger.

Santa makes his way from seat to seat greeting all the boys and girls.

There’s other fun for the kids, too as the train makes its way from Scranton to Binghamton.

Santa works his way inside and out waving from the back of the train as it rides on by.

Every year there’s a special stop high atop the Tunkhannock Viaduct in Nicholson.

Whether watching or riding, this is a train clearly making memories.

“It’s such a great spirit to watch the children, it’s so great and it brings back the memories when we believed that Santa would bring us the prizes that we wanted on December 25. It’s so nice to see the big wide eyes and the laughter. It’s really great to see.”

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