During the Holidays, there is something exciting to do every day of the week! Check out holiday light displays, train exhibits, candlelight tours, holiday craft shows, DIY workshops, New Year Celebrations and more....
Indulge your nostalgia for model trains and the real thing at these exhibitions:
Trains of Christmas
Nov. 22 – Feb. 23, 2014
"The Visions, Sounds and Snows of Christmas Past and Present" This "O" guage railroad features the trains of Lionel, MTH, Williams, Weaver and others operating in a snow scene. Also "O" and "HO" scale model railroads, trains for kids to run, artifacts, photos, gift shop & much more.
Holiday Festival of Trains & Toys
Nov. 29 – Dec. 31, 2013
A holiday celebration for all ages of amazing toy trains and spectacular railroad layouts.
B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore
Santa Express/North Pole Express
Nov. 29 - December 22, 2013
The Santa Express departs Cumberland at 11:30 AM, and the round trip lasts approximately 3 1/2 hours. Our jolly Santa rides to Frostburg and walks throughout the train, handing out candy canes. Standard excursion ticket prices apply.
The North Pole Express departs Cumberland at 6:00 PM, and the round trip lasts approximately 3 1/2 hours. Our jolly Santa meets the train by the Depot at the North Pole, where riders will be served cookies and hot chocolate.
Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
Holiday Festival of Trains
Nov. 29 - Jan. 26, 2014
Enjoy the museum's annual holiday celebration of toy trains and model railroading. New this year is a custom built 360 degree LEGO model train layout created by The Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area LEGO Train Club. This masterpiece made completely of LEGO toy pieces is interactive for children of all ages. There are push buttons along the sides that will activate lights, motors, and sounds.
Highlandtown Train Garden
Dec. 6, 2013 - Jan. 1, 2014
This year marks the fifth year of the Highlandtown Train Garden. Several "engineers" set up the garden in Fire House # 41. This garden is a community event. Local businesses and associations who become sponsors have their names displayed in the garden. Free!
Holiday Train Garden
Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 26-28, 2013
O-scale trains wind through a 20th century town.
Music Sensations Choir sings - Dec. 14, 11 am
Fire Museum of Maryland
Lutherville, Baltimore County
Festival of Trains
Dec. 7-15, 2013
Model trains and villages, Santa, punch and cookies - donations accepted. Complimentary refreshments and visits from Santa on Sundays- 1-3pm.
Queen Anne's County
Holiday Trains and Planes
Dec. 15- Dec. 22, 2013
During the holiday season College Park Aviation Museum gets ready for the festivities as miniature trains, villages, tunnels, and depots spark the imagination and bring history to life. The National Capital Trackers bring a fascinating and constantly moving display of model railroads to the Museum.
College Park Aviation Museum
Prince George's County
Great Scale Model Train Show
Feb. 1-2, 2014
A marketplace for everyone who enjoys building, operating, or simply watching scale model railroads. It's the largest show in the country dedicated to "scale" model trains, -- model trains that are intended to be reasonably accurate scale models. The merchandise at our shows includes all the common scales from Z to large scale. And there's much more than just the trains -- shop for scenery, tools, electronics, parts, videos, books, building supplies, software, display cases... everything you could want to make your hobby more enjoyable!
Maryland State Fairgrounds
Timonium, Baltimore County