Mountain View November 25, 2014

Holiday Train coming to Mountain View

by Andrea Gemmet / Mountain View Voice

Caltrain’s annual holiday train will be pulling into Mountain View on Saturday, Dec. 6. Festivities at the station include a performance by the Peninsulaires, an a cappella men’s chorus and member of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

The decorated train is scheduled to pull in at 6:55 p.m. for a 20-minute stopover, with additional performances by the Salvation Army band, and a chance to greet Santa, Mrs. Claus and Frosty the Snowman.

Food trucks will be onsite, in case revelers feel peckish, and representatives from the Salvation Army and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program will be at every station to collect new, unwrapped toy donations.

The train departs from San Francisco at 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7, making different stops along the way. A full schedule of the Holiday Train’s stops are at caltrain.com.

The Holiday Train is sponsored by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and a number of Bay Area businesses that contribute to everything from lights to costumes, according to Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn.