Caltrain's holiday train to collect donated toys

SAN FRANCISCO

A special illuminated train will make stops at eight Peninsula cities, spreading good cheer and collecting toys for the region's less fortunate kids through the U.S. Marine Corps' Toys for Tots program.

The Holiday Train will carry Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, a Salvation Army brass band, singers and other holiday characters to greet families and well-wishers who bring new, unwrapped toys to their local Caltrain stations.

On Saturday beginning at 4 p.m., the Holiday Train will stop at the San Francisco, Burlingame, Redwood City, Mountain View and Santa Clara stations.

On Sunday, also starting at 4 p.m., the train will be at the San Francisco, Millbrae, San Mateo, Menlo Park and Sunnyvale stations.

An exact schedule of arrival times can be found online at www.holiday-train.org.

Since its inception in 2001, the Holiday Train has collected more than 45,000 toys for the region's needy families, according to Caltrain.

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