During the Holidays, there is something exciting to do every day of the week! Check out holiday light displays, holiday Train Experiences, 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:
Great Scale Model Train Show
October 25-26, 2014
January 31- February 1, 2015
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
Holiday Festival of Trains
Nov. 28 - Jan. 25, 2015
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.
Santa Express/North Pole Express
Nov. 28 - December 21, 2015
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 Trains and Planes
Dec. 13- Dec. 20, 2014
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
The B&O's Magical Holiday Express
Nov. 22 - Dec. 31, 2014
Museum closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, & Christmas
Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunday, 11am-4pm.
Mark your calendars for the B&O's Magical Holiday Express devoted to trains of all sizes, your favorite holiday characters, and a train load of fun for the entire family!
B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore
Highlandtown Train Garden
Nov. 29 - Jan. 3, 2015
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
Nov. 29; Dec. 6, 13,20, 27-30, 2014
O-scale trains wind through a 20th century town.
Music Sensations Choir sings - Dec. 13, 11 am
Fire Museum of Maryland
Lutherville, Baltimore County
Trains of Christmas
Nov. 21 – Mar. 1, 2015
"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.
Sudlersville Toy & Train Show
Mar. 7, 2015
Sudlersville's restored passenger Train Station Museum's Annual Toy and Train Show to benefit the museum. Available for sale-new and used model trains, toys and accessories, as well as admission to museum with train layouts.
Queen Anne's County