Like clockwork, the Marquette Santa Train arrived at exactly 9:30 at the Old Depot behind Dwight Lydell Park Saturday morning. Young children were excited to see Santa and Mrs. Claus get off the train and greet them, wish them a Merry Christmas, and hand out candy canes. The crowd was larger than usual, helped out by dry weather. Kids not only got to see Santa but also had the opportunity to get on board. Hopefully everybody got off before the train headed for Sparta, Kent City, and eventually Manistee. Santa and Mrs. Claus were assisted by a host of elves. Train Conductor Wayne was pleased to see all his friends in Alpine Township and Comstock Park once again.
|Train Conductor Wayne assisting Mrs. Claus step off the train|
|A chance to get a view from the front|
|Time to move on to cities further north where other kids were waiting.|