B&O Magical Holiday Express

Celebrate the holiday season at the B&O's Magical Holiday Express an annual tradition devoted to trains of all sizes, your favorite holiday characters, and a train load of fun for the entire family!



Photo By: B&O Railroad Museum

Museum closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year's Day
All aboard the B&O’s Magical Holiday Express, a holiday spectacular celebration in the B&O Roundhouse devoted to trains of all sizes and shapes, holiday festivities, and a winter wonderland of family fun and activities. There is something to see and do every day at this annual holiday event.  Click below for more details on each!

The Polar Express - Nov. 18-19, 22-26, 2017
Characters from this award-winning book come to life through this magical holiday journey. The conductor punches your golden ticket as you board THE POLAR EXPRESS ™. Chefs serve you hot chocolate and cookies on board the train,and during the train ride you listen to THE POLAR EXPRESS ™ story. Santa’s helpers provide holiday cheer and every child personally receives from Santa, the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell.
*This popular event sells out quickly - please contact the B&O Railroad Museum directly for ticket information at 410-752-2490*

Santa's Lego Block Party - Nov. 21-22, 2017
Santa arrives by historic pump car as Mrs. Claus joins the celebration complete with train rides, photos with santa, LEGO movie time, LEGO Man appearances, & The B&O Lego Zone where kids can build their own LEGO Creations! 

Frosty Fest Weekend - Dec. 17-18, 2017
Photos and train rides with Frosty & Santa along with live musical performances by the Dan Meyer Choir, Maryland Sings, & Kinetics Dance Theatre.  Model train layouts compliment the activities along with the Holiday Kid Zone Workshop where young visitors learn to make their own 3-D Pop Up Holiday Cards.

Winter Royal Adventures - Dec. 11, 2017
Appearances by special guests Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, & Olaf plus train rides with Santa & Frosty!  In addition to these special guests, there will be live musical performances, model train layouts, and special craft activities where kids learn to make salt crystal snowflake decorations with the help of Elsa and Olaf! 

North Pole Adventures - Dec. 3 - 4, 2017
A weekend featuring special guests Santa & Frosty the Snowman complete with train rides!  North Pole Adventures weekend also highlights model train layouts by the Baltimore Area NTRAK Club as well as crafts where kids learn to build a rocket powered sleigh at the B&O Holiday Kid Zone. 

Winterfest  Wonderland - Dec. 19, 2017 - Jan.2, 2018
Mile One Express Train rides and train rides to visit Mount Clare Museum House, A Carroll's Christmas along with special weekend guests, model train layouts, and crafts & activities where kids make their own Mini-Greenhouses to welcome in the New Year.



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