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Santa and Mrs. Claus greet children at “Santa’s Place” Dec.
Friday, December 2, 2011


BALTIMORE, MD (DECEMBER 2, 2011) – The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is pleased to welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus back to “Santa’s Place” at the Mondawmin Metro Subway Station. Santa will make the first of three visits on Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. He will also be there at the same time December 10th, and 17th.

Children are invited to pose for free pictures with Santa. They can also hear their favorite holiday stories read by Mrs. Claus. After getting their pictures taken the kids can head over to the Subway City Train Garden which is right next to “Santa’s Place”.

The interactive train garden features a subway train that travels through a cityscape, and neighborhoods, a zoo, a park, and a construction site.  Visitors are encouraged to take part in the fun by pushing interactive buttons and watching as the objects inside the train garden come to life.

This marks the fifth year for the holiday exhibit which was designed and built by MTA Metro Subway employees.  The display is located on the Mezzanine Level of the Mondawmin Metro Subway Station and is available for public viewing through Monday, January 7th, 2012 during the Metro Subway system’s normal operating hours.

“The Mondawmin Metro Subway Station is the gateway to one Baltimore’s busiest shopping centers, and a major hub for our transit system,” said MTA Administrator Ralign T. Wells.  He added, “We are pleased that Santa agreed to stop by and hear the Christmas wishes of children again this year, and that MTA employees could help provide such an exciting backdrop.”

The Subway City Train Garden and “Santa’s Place” are both free of charge. Parents are encouraged to arrive early for the free pictures with Santa because of his busy schedule.

For more information on MTA service, visit the MTA website at Customers can also call the MTA Transit Information Center Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 410-539-5000. (TTY 410-539-3497) To sign-up for e-mail about service modifications and delays, click “e-mail notification” at

Terry Owens                       John M. Wesley
Office: 410-767-3936           Office: 410-767-3935
Cellular:  443-804-8522       Cellular: 443-418-5732


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