Hundreds of families showed up to participate in this time honored tradition, where they traveled around Parris Island enjoying all of the holiday themes and decorations provided by the battalions. Santa and Mrs. Claus were there taking pictures, and giving out a bell to all of the children who still believe in the magic of Christmas. Children were also able to write a letter to Santa, and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies before the ride. While enjoying all of the stops on the train, families were able to vote on their favorite display. Support Battalion came in first place, winning $600 for their Unit Funds.
Santa will be making a few more stops around Parris Island and MCAS Beaufort before heading back to the North Pole, so keep an eye out for upcoming events!
Photos by: Sarhi Wiggins | Story by: Sarhi Wiggins