Holiday Train Experiences


There's just something magical about trains during the holidays, so try one of these great Maryland railroad experiences to get the season on track.

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There’s no place like Maryland for the holidays! Get into the spirit of the season at these great holiday Train Eventsdazzling Light Dispays and Candlelight Tours, memorable Performances of holiday classics, unique Arts & Crafts Shows and spectacular New Year's Eve Celebrations.

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1 Holiday Festival of Trains

Enjoy the museum's annual holiday celebration of toy trains and model railroading. Check the Ellicott City Station calendar of events for exact dates.
Ellicott City
Howard County


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Type:
Attraction


Location:
2711 Maryland Ave
Ellicott City, MD 21043
410-461-1945


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2 Highlandtown Train Garden

November 25, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Open Weekends to start then everyday Monday December, 18 - Monday January 1, 2018

Local businesses and associations sponsor model train displays throughout the garden.  Several "engineers" set up the garden in Fire House #41.  A Timeless event in Baltimore city; best of all, it's free!

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Baltimore City

Christmas Doll and Train Exhibit at St. Clement’s Island Museum Photo By: St. Mary's County Division of Tourism

3 Christmas Doll and Train Exhibit at St. Clement’s Island Museum

December 1, 2017 - December 22, 2017: Thursday - Monday 12:00PM - 4:00PM
December 23, 2017 - January 2, 2018: Daily, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Closed Christmas Day

Enjoy antique and collectible dolls, trains and toys in festive holiday displays. 
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St. Mary's County

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4 The B&O's Magical Holiday Express

December 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017.  
Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunday, 11am-4pm.
Museum closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year's Day
Each day there is something to see and do at B&O's Magical Holiday Express which is 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
Here is a list of all of the events....


More about The B&O's Magical Holiday Express


Type:
Events


Location:
901 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21223
410-762-2462 ext.221


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holiday lights

5 Brookside Garden of Lights and Model Trains

November 25, 2017 -  January 1, 2018 (closed Dec 24-25)
In addition to Brookside Garden of Lights outdoor holiday light exhibit (with more than one million dazzling lights,) G-Scale model trains wind through a seasonal landscape inside the Conservatory. And. inside the Visitors Center, you enjoy hot cocoa while listening to one of the nightly musical performances.  

Check website for details.


More about Brookside Gardens


Type:
Arts & Culture


Location:
1800 Glenallan Ave
Wheaton, MD 20902
301-962-1400


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The Trains of Christmas at Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum Photo By: Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum

6 The Trains of Christmas

Check back for 2017-2018 dates
Newly renovated "Trains of Christmas" includes favorite steam & diesel trains operating on four levels over a winter landscape. The layout grows as the season progresses. 
Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum


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Type:
Attraction


Location:
300 S. Burhans Blvd
Hagerstown, MD 21741
301-739-4665


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Western Maryland Scenic Railroad North Pole Express. Santa holding a little girl with a stuffed bear Photo By: Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

7 Christmas Wonderland Express

Friday - Sunday, November 24, 2017 - December 23, 2017
Join us for a magical holiday train ride and a chance to visit with Santa!
Your journey includes listening to Christmas music and a story, meeting Santa, and enjoying hot cocoa and cookies.  Dining guests enjoy a traditional turkey dinner with Santa and his elves aboard one of Western Maryland Railroad's vintage dining cars.
Western Maryland Railroad
Cumberland

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More about Western Maryland Scenic Railroad


Type:
Attraction


Location:
13 Canal St
Cumberland, MD 21502
301-759-4400


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Featured Places
Train at B&O Railroad Station in Ellicott City
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Location:
2711 Maryland Ave
Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Location:
901 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21223
Brookside Gardens wedding
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Location:
1800 Glenallan Ave
Wheaton, MD 20902
Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum exterior
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Location:
300 S. Burhans Blvd
Hagerstown, MD 21741
Western Maryland Railroad
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Location:
13 Canal St
Cumberland, MD 21502
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