13 December 2008

Brown's Yard Santa Train

Santa Claus arrived in my hometown of Freehold Saturday courtesy of Conrail and the Freehold Boro PBA. I posted some pictures of Santa's arrival last year, and in fact I have been attending this wonderful event each year since 2005.

The trek to downtown Freehold has become an annual ritual for myself and my six-year-old son - which also includes getting a haircut at the old barbershop I went to as a kid, a stop at Toys R Us to point out everything on our wish lists, and lunch at the area's best hot dog and ice cream joint, Jersey Freeze.

Photos 2005 - 2008

P.S. No mommies and sisters allowed!


  1. Looks like your guy had some fun! There are several groups doing Santa trains in NJ, one I'm a part of is Volunteer Railroaders Association. Others are the Whippany Railway Museum and the Jersey Central and Tri-State Chapters of the National Railway Historical Society. Those rides are in some cases yet to run. Can a kid have too much Santa?

  2. Trains are an interesting topic in Hillsborough - a town that had 4 passenger lines - (Delaware & Bound Brook aka Reading, Lehigh Valley, CNJ South Branch, and Mercer & Somerset) and now has none, and also had two major military supply depots.