Next week will be an exciting week in Red River parish. There will be the Christmas parade. There will be a huge fireworks show. And everything begins with a visit from the Christmas Train.
Kansas City Southern’s Christmas Express will roll into Coushatta on Tuesday afternoon, December 3rd. Children of all ages are invited to visit the train. Spectators can tour several of the holiday cars and meet and greet jolly old St. Nick.
The Christmas Express makes several stops each year in cities served by Kansas City Southern. The train was created by KCS workers a number of years ago from surplus rail cars. It is decorated in holiday colors. There is even a car for Santa’s reindeer.
The train opens to the public at 4:00 pm on Tuesday. Tours usually last a couple of hours. This is a free event and the public from Red River and surrounding parishes is invited to visit.