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KCS Holiday Train

All aboard the Holiday Express! This event is a holiday favorite that offers pictures with Santa Claus, the KC Rail Experience, and Kansas City Southern Holiday Express all for free! Along with being a fast paced fun event where you will see thousands of kids light up as they go through the unique holiday village displayed inside the Holiday Express, Kansas City Southern also takes the opportunity to give back. At each scheduled stop, The KCS Charitable Fund makes a contribution of gift cards to the local Salvation Army to provide warm clothing and other necessities for children in need.

How you can help:

On the train- Union Station and Kansas City Southern are looking for volunteers to work as elves on the Holiday Express, assisting guests and passing out goodie bags. **MUST BE 21 YEARS OLD**

In the Station- Help direct guests to Santa and down to the train.

We have various shifts
Friday December 18th - Tuesday December 22nd.

Benefits of volunteering for the KCS Holiday Express Train:

**One Shift:

  • FREE Parking Volunteer Lounge access with hot beverages and snacks
  • VIP Line access for volunteer and family
  • (2) Tickets to the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium

**Two Shifts (in one day):

  • FREE Parking Volunteer Lounge access with hot beverages and snacks
  • VIP Line access for volunteer and family
  • (2) Tickets for the current Traveling Exhibition OR Science City

**Three Shifts (in one day):

  • FREE Parking Volunteer Lounge access with hot beverages and snacks
  • VIP Line access for volunteer and family
  • (4) Tickets for the current Traveling Exhibition OR Science City


If interested, please sign up at: https://signup.com/go/JLDpOCk

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About Union Station Kansas City

Location:

30 west Pershing, Kansas City, MO 64108, US

Mission Statement

To be rcognized as the region's finest educational and cultural resource committed to the preservation and interpretation of Kansas City's regional history and the promotion of innovation, research and discovery in science and technology through the development of collections, exhibitions and other educational programs for all citizens of and visitors to the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

Description

Built in 1914, Union Station opens her arms with 850,000 square feet of amazing space that originally featured 900 rooms. In her prime as a working train station, she accommodated hundreds of thousands of passengers each year. During WWII, an estimated one million travelers - many of them soldiers -- passed through the Station. The North Waiting Room (now Sprint Festival Plaza) held 10,000 people and the complex included restaurants, a cigar store, barber shop, railroad offices, the nation's largest Railway Express Building (used for shipping freight and mail) as well as a powerhouse providing steam and power. So many stories of farewells, reunions and of day-to-day vibrancy still echo in her walls. Just listen . . .

Closed in the 1980s, our Station sat empty and neglected, narrowly escaping demolition on several occasions. Then, in 1996, a historic bi-state initiative was passed to fund the Station's renovation, which was completed in grand fashion in 1999.

Union Station is once again a majestic and desired destination for our surrounding communities. She is at once, magical, warm, casual, elegant, full of surprises and wise from experience but young at heart.

Union Station draws tourists from all over the world who marvel at her Grand Hall's 95-foot ceiling, three 3,500-pound chandeliers and the six-foot wide clock hanging in her central arch. She wakes up early and stays up late to host business meetings, recognition events, weddings and parties of all sorts. And that’s just the beginning . . .

Just as you could 100 years ago, you can still catch the train at Union Station's Amtrak Stop and head out across the country.

You'll also find a permanent rail exhibit called the KC Rail Experience, exhibit spaces for traveling exhibits produced by the Smithsonian, National Geographic and other international organizations, a Planetarium, an interactive science center Science City and a vibrant Theater District featuring Giant Screen Movies. Volunteer opportunities are associated with all areas of Union Station, as it is the volunteers that keep this grand building going.

WHEN

Wed Dec 18, 2019 - Sun Dec 22, 2019
09:30 AM - 09:00 PM  

WHERE

30 west PershingKansas City, MO 64108

(39.08533,-94.58558)
 

SKILLS

  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Ushering
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minors must provide a signed USKC Minor Release Form

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