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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

South Charleston Christmas Parade and Railroad Dining Car

The Holiday Season kicks off in South Charleston, WV beginning with the South Charleston Annual Christmas Parade on December 1st at noon! The festivities begin with the helicopter landing of Santa Clause on Oakes Field at noon.

The Christmas Parade will commence following the landing and go down D Street then to 7th Avenue. After the parade, CSX Railroad Authority along with Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society, will bring in a railroad dining car which will park at the end of D Street in downtown South Charleston.

Children will have the opportunity to board the train to have pictures taken with Santa Clause. This is the first time in Kanawha Valley history that children will have this unique opportunity!
After Saturday, December 1st, the train will remain in South Charleston until December 10th. During this week, students are invited to come aboard the train each day (except Sunday from 10am-11am and 1:30-4pm) for public readings and entertainment.

The dining car, which can accommodate up to 100 people, will be available for rentals to businesses during this week as well. Breakfast hours are 8am-10am at a cost of $200.00. Lunch hours are 11:30am-1:30pm at a cost of $300.00. Dinner hours are 6pm-9pm at a rate of $400.00. Catering will be provided by Beau-Tea-Full Moments Tea Room (phone: 304.744.3855).This event is being sponsored by the South Charleston Convention & Visitor's Bureau, CSX Railroad Authority, and Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society.


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