This story is part of News Channel 11’s coverage of 80th Santa Train. A 1-hour documentary special will air on Thursday at 7 p.m., and you can read all of our coverage in the “Santa Train: Celebrating 80 Years” tab above.

(WJHL) – This year’s Santa Train has come and gone, but News Channel 11 wanted to document all that took place to make the event happen. Alongside an hour-long special documenting the train’s return, we’ve compiled a gallery of some of our favorite photos from Saturday.

A child waits on Santa and his helpers to throw a gift her way. (Photo/Ted Overbay, WJHL)
A volunteer stands with boxes full of backpacks. Each stop is assigned a certain quantity. (Photo/Ben Gilliam, WJHL)
Crowds keep their arms outstretched as crews distribute toys. (Photo/Ted Overbay, WJHL)