This is the theme this year at the Chicago & Alton Depot in Independence, with St. Nicholas figures on display sporting musical instruments to drum up Holiday Cheer. An operating model train will be on display for children young and old. The Depot, located at 318 W. Pacific Ave., will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 17.
The two-story depot is completely restored to the 1890-1900 era, with the second floor station master’s residence furnished in Victorian Style and decorated for the holiday.
Admission is free, but donations are welcome.