Holiday Toy Express

Santa’s glittering train, the Holiday Toy Express®, is once again preparing to travel from city to city to entertain families and collect toys for the less fortunate. This year the Holiday Toy Express will bring joy to all of the communities we serve as it marks its 16th year of operation. This 41 stop tour, which passes through six counties, brings a brightly packaged gift to Metrolink communities – a 450-ton train decorated with holiday displays and 50,000 twinkling lights – and delivers a live musical performance, Santa and community fun.

Join us, ABC7 and Southland Firefighters who will be collecting toys at the station stops as a key part of their overall annual “Spark of Love Toy Drive” in the region.

Get ready to dance with Santa and his elves

Learn these moves before you come to one of the Metrolink Holiday Toy Express events. See the schedule below, we are very excited to see you there.

Bring your fully colored page to decorate Santa’s workshop

Print this coloring page and have your child/children bring it to any of the events and hand it to one of our elves or Metrolink Customer Engagement Representatives. They will give the coloring page to Santa so that he can pin it up in his workshop. Click here for the coloring page.

2012 Holiday Train Schedule 

Friday November 16th 
Saturday November 17th
Sunday November 18th
Preview NightSan Bernardino 5:00 P.M.Montclair 5:00 P.M.
L.A. Union Station 5:45 P.M.Rialto 6:00 P.M.
Upland 5:45 P.M.
Depart L.A. by 6:45 P.M.
Fontana 7:15 P.M.
Claremont 6:30 P.M.
Chatsworth 8:15 P.M.Rancho Cucamonga 8:00 P.M.Covina 7:45 P.M.

Saturday November 24th
Sunday November 25th

Pedley 5:00 P.M.
Palmdale 5:00 P.M.

Ontario 5:45 P.M.
Newhall 7:00 P.M.

Pomona South 6:35 P.M.Sylmar 8:00 P.M.

Industry 7:25 P.M.

Montebello 8:30 P.M.

Saturday December 1st  
Sunday December 2nd  

Camarillo 5:00 P.M.
Van Nuys 5:00 P.M.

Oxnard 6:00 P.M.
Northridge 5:45 P.M.

Moorpark 7:00 P.M.
Simi Valley 6:45 P.M.

Saturday December 8th 
Sunday December 9th

San Clemente (North Beach) 7:45 P.M.Downtown Burbank 5:00 P.M.

Glendale 5:45 P.M.

El Monte 6:45 P.M.

Baldwin Park 7:45 P.M.

Saturday December 15th
Sunday December 16th

Irvine 5:00 P.M.
Santa Ana 5:00 P.M.

Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo 5:45 P.M.Orange 5:45 P.M.

San Juan Capistrano 6:45 P.M.Anaheim 6:30 P.M.

Tustin 7:45 P.M.
Fullerton 7:15 P.M.

Saturday December 22nd
Sunday December 23rd
      La Sierra 5:00 P.M.
Rain Day - TBA

Corona North Main 5:45 P.M.

Buena Park 7:30 P.M.

Norwalk 8:15 P.M.

The Holiday Toy Express will visit your station rain or shine!

A little bit of rain will not stop the Holiday Toy Express from visiting your station to put on a show. However, if the inclement weather creates a safety issue for the attendees and/or staff, we will cancel the show and reschedule it for another date. If this occurs, the rescheduled time will be posted on this page.  


Every year we are challenged by Mother Nature, but we always do our best to get to every station to perform the show. Our ground coordinator at the site will be notified in advance if the train is canceled due to weather or safety issues and the attendees at the station will then be notified about the status of the event. You can also follow @Metrolink or visit to receive real time updates about the show.