Holiday Express not visiting LeFlore County

The Kansas City Southern Holiday Express.
News Reporter

The 2018 Kansas City Southern Holiday Express schedule shows no stops in LeFlore County this year.

The only listed Oklahoma stop is at 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at West Port Arthur Place in Sallisaw. In Arkansas, it will make port on Dec. 4 in Ashdown and Dec. 5 in De Queen, both also starting at 4 p.m.

The KCS Holiday Express is a festive, six-car train that brings Santa Claus and his elves to communities throughout the company's U.S. rail network at scheduled stops. Guests to the train visit with Santa Claus and walk through three cars filled with holiday displays. Each event is free, open to the public and no tickets are required.

"With the limited number of days between Thanksgiving and Christmas and the significant number of communities on our network, each year, KCS changes the route and stop schedule for the Holiday Express to reach communities where we have never stopped before," C. Daniele Carlson of AVP Corporate Communications and Community Affairs with KCS said when reached out to by the newspaper.

"This year, the KCS Holiday Express is stopping in Sallisaw, Okla., for the first time. We hope that the citizens of LeFlore County will join us at the KCS Holiday Express stop in Sallisaw," Carlson said.

In addition, at each scheduled stop, a charitable contribution is made to the local Salvation Army to provide warm clothes and other necessities for children in need.

The full schedule is attached below or available on the KCS website at