Louisiana Steam Train Association Christmas party is Saturday _lowres

Photo provided by Louisiana Steam Train Association -- Santa and his elves will arrive in Jefferson on Southern Pacific Steam Locomotive #745 about 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Santa Claus will arrive in Jefferson aboard a steam train when the Louisiana Steam Train Association holds its Christmas party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the association’s rail yard, 1601 Jefferson Highway, across from Ochsner Hospital.

Santa and his elves are expected to arrive on Southern Pacific Steam Locomotive #745 about 12:30 p.m.

The holiday party will feature live music by Hazel and the Delta Ramblers, a gift shop of railroad-related items, refreshments and rides on the steam train. The Christmas party is free, but donations will be accepted. For information on the association and SP 745, visit www.lasta.org.