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Photos: Santa Comes to Town by Train

San Juan Capistrano gets a visit from the Jolly One, who arrived on the 16th Anniversary Holiday Toy Express.

A spirited crowd packed both sides of the train station platform in anticipation of the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Claus.  

The Orange County Transportation Authority and Metrolink decorated Santa's special sleigh with more than 50,000 sparkling holiday lights.

The crew from the North Pole put on a show that brought smiles to young and old. 

At each of Santa's 10 railway stops, the Orange County Fire Authority was on hand to collect new unwrapped toys for the Spark of Love Toy Drive.

Rhen Kohan December 16, 2012 at 05:21 PM
I just found this....ignore my comment in the older article asking if you would be reporting on this...this was not included in the summary of Patch news sent today so I didn't think you had covered it. Thank you for the above.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) December 16, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Hi SJCho, it posted later than the cut-off for the newsletter. You can always delete any comments you personally make at Patch. Patch covered three news events Saturday, the funeral of Dr. Jack Mannix, http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/articles/hundreds-of-people-and-pets-remember-dr-mannix#photo-12596481 The holiday express above and video of a teddy bear toss at Capo Valley Christian Schools: http://sanjuancapistrano.patch.com/articles/video-teddy-bears-fly-through-air We work hard for you! Aren't the photos great? :-)

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