The North Pole Express heads to town raising money for the KPS Foundation
KEARNEY, Neb. —
Grab your tickets and climb aboard.
The North Pole Express made it's way through Kearney Tuesday evening taking its passengers to see Santa.
The night began at MONA, where passengers received a keepsake ticket, stamped by the conductor.
The trolley made its way down Central Avenue and met with holiday elves at the Kauffman Center for hot cocoa and cookies.
One volunteer read the "Polar Express" book to the crowd as they met at their final destination.
The Kearney County Club was where Santa brought each passenger a jingle bell.
This year's North Pole Express sold out and all proceeds go to the Kearney Public Schools foundation.
"All the money from that foundation goes back into helping kids whether it's through something going on in the school or if kids that need coats all goes back to kids that go to Kearney public schools," said a Central Elementary teacher Tami Frye.
The host schools of the event were Central and Bryant Elementary who provided volunteers along with the University of Nebraska-Kearney Office of Multicultural Affairs.