The Caltrain holiday train will stop at 7:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Menlo Park train station. Glittering with more than 60,000 lights and holiday decorations, the train will be collecting toys for children in need.
During the 20-minute stop, Santa, Ms. Claus, Frosty and the whole gang will get off the train to greet children and pose for pictures. The Salvation Army band will provide holiday music for carolers. Members of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and representatives from the Salvation Army will collect donations of new, unwrapped toys.
Model train show
To coincide with Caltrain's Holiday Train, the West Bay Model Railroad Association will hold an open house from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the model railroad building at the Menlo Park train station, 1090 Merrill St.
The public is invited to the association's annual holiday show Dec. 7, 8 and 9 at the model railroad building. Model trains in three scales will be on display and operating on a large layout. There will be railroad artifacts and memorabilia on display.
Hours will be 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7; noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.
Admission is free but donations of $3 per person or $5 per family are appreciated. Visit wbmrra.ning.com for more information.