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November 17, 2014

Holiday Magic Train Ride and Kickoff

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission is partnering again this year with Metro transit on the Holiday Magic Train to bring holiday cheer to thousands of area commuters who will ride MetroLink between this Wednesday and December 31. Bi-State Development Agency President & CEO John Nations, St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission President Kitty Ratcliffe, and the Holiday Magic mascot Snowflake will ride the Holiday Magic Train to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport where Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge will join them for the annual Holiday Magic kickoff.


Where:                Airport Terminal #1 MetroLink Station

                             Lambert-St. Louis International Airport


When:                 Wednesday, November 19
10:49 a.m. Media and several carolers will board train at North Hanley Station     
10:56 a.m. Holiday Magic Train arrives bringing John Nations, Kitty Ratcliffe, and Snowflake, carolers and members of the media

    11  a.m. News conference begins, followed by another photo opportunity on the parked Holiday Magic Trai

                                              11:27 a.m. Holiday Magic Train leaves the Airport Terminal #1 Station

Who:                   John Nations, Bi-State Development Agency President & CEO

                            Kitty Ratcliffe, St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission President

                             Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, Director of Airports at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

                             Snowflake, Holiday Magic’s mascot

                             St. Louis Christmas Carols Association members will perform holiday music on the Holiday Magic Train from 10:49 to 10:56 a.m. and at the Terminal #1 Station before and after the news conference.


 Note:                  Members of the media are invited to park at the North Hanley MetroLink Station and

                             board the Holiday Magic Train to the airport at 10:49 a.m. Please arrive 15 minutes early. 


Patti Beck    
Director of Communications

Bi-State Development Agency

314-486-9091 (cell)

Tony Paraino              
Director of Communications     
St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission                                       

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