Walkersville Southern Railroad Santa Train
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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.

Walkersville Southern Railroad Santa Train
Visit Frederick

There’s no place like Maryland for the holidays! Get into the spirit of the season at Holiday CelebrationsPerformances, Light Displays and New Year's Eve Celebrations.

Make this year extra special by taking advantage of our "Open for the Holidays" Deals and Hotel Packages.

Martinville Christmas Train Garden
Middle River
Train garden
Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum

November 28 - January 9, 2021
Open Wednesday - Saturday from 11am - 3pm
A special holiday display of miniature planes and trains in the Martinville Christmas Train Garden can be seen during a tour at the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum.

Train Rides with Santa & Winter Express Trains
Walkersville Southern Railroad Santa Train
Visit Frederick

November-December 2020
All aboard at the Walkersville Southern Railroad for magical train rides to make your holiday season extra special.

Holiday Train Garden at White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company
Model Train

November 27 - January 3, 2021
Mon-Fri 2-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am-9pm.
Closed on Christmas Day.
Come see this impressive holiday train garden and while you are there, pick-up your Christmas tree, wreathes, window swags, roping and decorations for your home.  For those who wishing to avoid crowds, schedule a reservation for a 15-minute personal time slots to view the Holiday Train Garden. Trees will be available until Dec 23. 

Holiday Train Garden at the Fire Museum of Maryland, Lutherville
Santa overlooking the Holiday Train Garden at the Fire Museum of Maryland
Fire Museum of Maryland

November 28 - December 31, 2020
Fire Museum of Maryland
Join kids of all ages for a 1950s “O” Scale Train Garden. Watch the trains wind their way through the Baltimore area - a Baltimore City Fire Department tradition. See the new underground subway system, the Bromo Seltzer Tower complete with its famous blue bottle on top, and the Thomas Viaduct. Walk through two centuries of (41) fire engines and an 1871 Fire House. 

Christmas Doll and Train Exhibit at St. Clement’s Island Museum
Coltons Point
Christmas Doll and Train Exhibit at St. Clement’s Island Museum
St. Mary's County Division of Tourism

December 1 - January 3, 2021
Open from 12pm - 4pm
Enjoy a holiday exhibit of antique and collectible dolls, trains and toys in this festive holiday display inside the St. Clement’s Island Museum. Experience  a very unique Christmas exhibit in a museum setting. This year’s doll and train collections will be accompanied by documents and books that highlight aspects of St. Mary’s County’s past. Recapture or share your youth by running the model trains and complete your holiday shopping inside the Museum Store

The B&O's Holiday Festival of Trains - Featuring the Reindeer Railway, Baltimore
Holiday Festival of Trains at B&O Railroad Museum
B&O Railroad Museum

November 20 - January 3, 2021
Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 11am - 4pm
Closed Christmas and New Year's day
Each day there is something to see and do at B&O's Holiday Festival of Trains which is devoted to trains of all sizes, your favorite holiday characters, and a train-load of fun for the entire family! 

Yuletide Village, Upperco
Christmas lights

November 27 - January 3, 2021
Check calendar for hours of operation.
Yuletide Village at the Upperco Vol. Fire Co. features a huge and reconfigured drive-through light display, wonderful train garden and more.

Annual Train Garden Display, The Shops at Kenilworth, Towson
The Shops at Kenilworth Annual Train Garden Display
The Shops at Kenilworth

Now through January 10, 2021
Stop by the former Stebbins Anderson space from 11am-7pm to see the annual Train Garden display! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

Highlandtown Train Garden
Baltimore City
Children and adults enjoying the train garden.
Highlandtown Train Garden

Returning 2021
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!

Festival of Trains - Department Store Edition
Queen Anne's Railroad Society
Festival of Trains - Department Store Edition
Queen Anne's Railroad Society

December 5, 6 & 12, 13, 2020
Experience Social Distancing the Old Fashioned Way!  Inspired by the department stores of yesteryear, the Festival of Trains: Department Store Edition, is an outside event where model train layouts will be visible through 100 feet of windows. Dress for outside and come to Kent Narrows Outlet Stores in Chester, MD.

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More Railroad Museums and Attractions
B&O Railroad Museum

Railroads transformed American life in the 1800s and 1900s, and Maryland played an integral part in the creation of the railroad industry—the Baltimore & Ohio, the first intercity railroad in the Western Hemisphere, was begun in Baltimore in 1827.  Visit these museums, attractions and sites of interest to learn more about the history of railroading in America.