Santa to make train stop at Palmdale Transportation Center on Sunday
Helping to provide toys for needy
A sleigh-less Santa Claus will arrive by the Metrolink Holiday Toy Express Train on Sunday from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the Palmdale Transportation Center, 39000 Clock Tower Plaza Drive. Rather than bringing toys, his trip will help support local efforts to provide toys for needy children. Admission to the center is free.
Palmdale was selected as one of the 32 stops on the 15th annual Holiday Toy Express Train celebration tour. The 450-ton train will be decorated with more than 50,000 twinkling, animated light displays. Santa will visit with guests before heading back to the North Pole.
In addition, local firefighters will be at each station to collect toys for the Spark of Love Toy Drive. Residents are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment for the drive. The toys will be distributed locally.
PALMDALE, Calif.—A 17-year-old father who fatally stabbed his 5-month-old son today was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies in Palmdale, authorities said.
The sheriff's department received a report at 11 a.m. that the baby was abducted, Capt. Mike Parker of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau said.
Deputies were told that the father kidnapped his son from a person who was taking care of the baby and drove away, Parker said.
Lancaster and the Los Angeles County Fire Department are asking residents to join them Saturday, Dec. 8, from 5-9 p.m. for “A Magical BLVD Christmas,” coupled with the fire department’s 20th annual “Spark of Love Toy Drive.”
The Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) recently established the North County TRANSporter, a new bus service that will connect mid-day Metrolink trains ending in Santa Clarita Valley with direct service between the Newhall Metrolink Station and the Palmdale Transportation Center Mondays through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be completely funded by Los Angeles County for two years.
Based on historical data and more than 50 years of NORAD tracking information, we believe that Santa Claus is alive and well in the hearts of children throughout the world.
At about this time every year, little ones begin to wonder about some very important things.
Have they, for instance, been a good kid–good enough for a visit from St. Nick? Will Santa be able to find their house? Does he prefer chocolate chip or sugar cookies with sprinkles, or is he more of a peanut-butter-cookie-kind-of-guy? And if their home doesn’t have a chimney, how in the world can he ever leave presents?