Monday Old Saint Nick will roll into Shreveport aboard the KCS Holiday Express.
Visitors will get a free tour of the six-car train which includes smiling tank car Rudy, a flat car carrying Santa's sleigh, reindeer and a miniature village.
The Holiday Express also has a gingerbread boxcar,
an elf workshop, a reindeer stable and a little, red caboose.
In addition to the tour, children will get a chance to meet with Santa and his elves.
This year the train will arrive at 4 p.m. at the Kansas City Southern Railway Company's Shreveport Yard, Gate #5, on 4500 North Lakeshore Drive.