As he has for the past seven years, Santa began his train tour in Comstock Park as he travelled through West Michigan aboard the Marquette Rail. The train arrived punctual at 9:30 a.m. and after spreading good will and handing out candy canes, Santa Clause, Mrs. Clause and their entourage and helpers left just as punctual at 9:50 a.m. for locations further west and north. Those who wanted to get out of the snow for a while had the opportunity to tour the home of the Grand Rapids Model Train Association which is located in the Old Train Depot building behind Dwight Lydell Park.
|Some of the model train displays - this the Hudsonville Station as it existed|
|Arriving early waiting for Santa|
|And here comes the Santa Train!|
|Two of Santa's helpers|
|Call of the Wild|
|My first glimpse at Santa|
|And then it was on to Sparta|