Jacksonville-based Florida East Coast Railway’s eighth annual Christmas Train comes to town on Saturday.
The FEC Christmas Train is run in coordination with the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation and travels from Jacksonville to Miami along FEC Railway’s 351-mile mainline track.
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.
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 the train will stop at the railroad crossings listed below for approximately 20 minutes, during which strict safety procedures will be in place for the security and enjoyment of everyone in attendance.
Here are the area stops:
City RR Crossing Location times (approximate)
Jacksonville Mussel Acres Road — West 7:10 a.m.
St. Augustine San Sebastian View — East 8:10 a.m.