If you miss the grand opening of Santa's Workshop at 5:30 p.m. Friday in Hamburg Village Square Plaza, you can catch St. Nick arriving in Hamburg by steam locomotive at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Official Hamburgh Holidays activities Friday night also include face painting, cookie decorating, trolley rides, carolers and the lighting of the star on the water tower at 7 p.m.
Meanwhile, after arriving by train Saturday, Santa will meet with children at Artcraft Toy Trains until 5 p.m. There also will be short train rides on the Holiday Steam Express to Water Valley, departing from the Hamburg Depot at 10 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Dec. 9 and Dec. 10.
The cost for the 40-minute ride is $20 per person. Tickets may be purchased online at BCJRailroad.com or at Artcraft Toy Trains.