Our First Trip to See the Holiday Train
Last Thursday we bundled up and took Emmajean to watch as the Holiday Train pulled into Marquette, IA. It was our first time to witness this brilliant event that helps raise money and TONS of food for the local food shelves across the country. It was so fun to watch the kids (and adults) line up with holiday spirit to watch the train pull into town. The train stops for awhile in each town and one of the cars opens up for a live performance. There was hot cocoa and Santa even made an appearance! I plan to turn the Holiday Train visit into a new family tradition!
If you are interested next year, just remember to bring your canned goods donation and find the route and schedule by visiting The Holiday Train's website.
Here are a few photos we managed to snap...
It was pretty cold and pretty exciting!
We were happy Gima could go with us, too.
I think they look ready for an Iowan winter!
What a cool stage and a fabulous performance!
It was frigid out that night, but love and lights (and lots of layers) kept us warm!
We sure have missed Emmajean's dad this week, but we look forward to all of the holiday things to come in NC! What are your favorite holiday traditions??