Holiday Train keeps Christmas fun rolling in Port Arthur

Published 6:24 pm Wednesday, December 13, 2023

The Canadian Pacific Kansas City Holiday Train came back to the city Wednesday in order to be part of the 125th birthday celebrations for Port Arthur.

The smiling tank car named Rudy is part of the Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Holiday Train. The Port of Port Arthur and Port Arthur Convention and Visitors Bureau helped host this week’s visit. (Courtesy of the Port Arthur Convention and Visitors Bureau)

The Port of Port Arthur and Port Arthur International Seafarers’ Center hosted the gathering space and gave Santa a warm, beautifully decorated room in which to visit with local children.

Parents welcomed the opportunity to get a photo of their child, or the entire family, with Santa.

Subscribe to our free email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

Volunteers from the following organizations helped to ensure a safe, enjoyable event: Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, Port Arthur Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Beaumont Knights on Bikes, Wilson Early College Maritime Club, National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Zinos and Kudos Port Arthur NAACP Youth.

The free event included hot chocolate courtesy of the CVB and The Port Arthur Noon Sertoma Club.

Chic-Fil-A brought their famous cow, who gave out warm cookies to the crowd.

HEB was there with 3,000 gift bags for children, and the County Extension Agency provided free arts and craft projects for children as they waited to see the train.