Camp Pendleton to host the 2012 Metrolink Holiday Train [MIGRATE]

By Public Affairs Office | November 27, 2012

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News Brief (Photo by Public Affairs Office, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton)

The annual Holiday Toy Express train is scheduled to arrive at 6 p.m. at the Pacific Plaza and Commissary area here Dec. 8.

The train, sponsored by Metrolink, will be making a stop at Camp Pendleton for the seventh year to entertain families and collect toys for the less fortunate. The 41-stop tour, which passes through six counties, brings a brightly-lit, 450-ton train decorated with holiday displays and 50,000 twinkling lights.

The visit will also provide an opportunity for families to donate gifts to the Toys for Tots foundation and enjoy free entertainment provided by Metrolink and the base.

The event will feature a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, family activities, giveaways, free refreshments and a musical performance.