Greenville & Western Railway Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Carolina Railway Service Corporation, has announced that Santa Claus will be riding the rails again as Greenville & Western hosts its Sixteenth Annual “Santa Express” on Saturday, December 10.
Following Santa’s arrival at four stops in the area, boys and girls in attendance will have an opportunity to step on board Santa’s caboose and tell Old Saint Nick what they want for Christmas. They will also receive a sweet treat and Santa will draw tickets at every stop to receive special gifts from his magic gift bag before the train departs.
The Santa Express will stop in Belton, Cheddar, Williamston and Pelzer. It is a free event for children of all ages.
Santa’s 2022 schedule will be:
Honea Path – No stop at Hamby Road this year due to coal train in storage south of Belton
Belton – O’Neal Street – Arrive 9:15 AM Depart 11:15 AM
Cheddar – Cheddar Road – Arrive 12:45 PM Depart 2:15 PM
Williamston – Williams Street – Arrive 2:45 PM Depart 4:15 PM
Pelzer – Lyman Street – Arrive 4:45 PM Depart 7:15 PM *
* Santa plans to stay until the last person has a chance to come through the caboose (Pelzer only)
Bring food items for those in need
Greenville & Western is partnering with the Belton Interfaith Ministerial Association (“BIMA”) and the Presbyterian Food Bank of Pelzer and Williamston (“PFB”) to collect food for those in the community who may presently find themselves in a time of real need. Greenville & Western encourages those who attend this year’s event to bring a donation of one or more non-perishable food items to the train. Greenville & Western, BIMA and PFB volunteers will be staffing the Aiken Railway caboose (the caboose directly behind the locomotives) to accept your donations and thank you in advance for your generous support of both organizations’ food ministry.
Donations are not mandatory for participation in the event.
Photos with Santa will be available 7 days after the event at:
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