PHOTOS: Santa Claus, elves chugged into Kansas City after jolly jaunt through MO

KANSAS CITY, Mo This week, Santa Claus rode into Kansas City after visiting the western Ozarks and several southern states. Check out these neat pictures (below) of Santa's big holiday homecoming earlier this week:


This week, Santa Claus rode into Kansas City after visiting the western Ozarks and several southern states. The Holiday Express, hosted by Kansas City Southern Railway, is an annual trip serving communities along the KCS system. It's an effort between the railroad, employees, volunteers, and the various towns hosting the stops. The train made stops in southwest Missouri, southeast Kansas, and northwest Arkansas. Santa's arrival at Kansas City Union Station was a homecoming celebration attended by thousands of kids- and kids at heart. Santa said he will be in Springfield soon, through he'll be riding his sleigh instead of the train.