Christmas train garden helps families fighting illness

Posted at 11:45 PM, Dec 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-02 06:21:20-05

For DJ Knight, this will be his first Christmas with leukemia. 

Thursday, his family went to Clayville, a Christmas Train garden. He watched the trains go round, the figurines dance and play. 

Clayville is named for a Pasadena grandpa whose sister died of Lou Gehrig's disease. Her middle name was class. 

So this year, like every year, you can visit Clayville for free. But when you come drop a dime in the bucket and help families fighting illness. 

When asked if he visited Santa yet, DJ said not but that when he does he'll ask him, "I hope you make me feel better and that I don't feel sick anymore."

Clayville is located in Pasadena. The train garden is open Thursday - Sunday Dec. 1 through 18 from 4 - 9 p.m.