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 dazzling Light Displays and spectacular New Year's Eve Celebrations.

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

1 Christmas at the Roundhouse, Hagerstown

Through February 18, 2019
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 1- 5 pm
Also open December 26-27 
Newly renovated "Trains of Christmas" includes favorite steam and diesel trains operating on four levels over a winter landscape. The layout grows as the season progresses. Santa visits on December 2, 9, 16, 2018!


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Type:
Events


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


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Martinville Christmas Train Garden

2 Martinville Christmas Train Garden, Middle River

Through January 12, 2019
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.


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Type:
Events


Location:
Martin State Airport, Hangar 5
Baltimore, MD 21220
410-682-6122


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Holiday train garden Photo By: FireMuseumMD.org

3 Holiday Train Garden, Timonium

December 22, 26-29, 2018
Open from 10am - 4pm
See O-scale trains wind through a 20th century town and pick out your favorite local landmarks. The Holiday Train Garden is included with admission to the Fire Museum.


More about The Fire Museum of Maryland


Type:
General Attractions


Location:
1301 York Rd
Lutherville, MD 21093
410-321-7500


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Highlandtown Train Garden Photo By: HighlandTownTrainGarden

4 Highlandtown Train Garden, Baltimore City

Through December 31, 2018 & January 1, 2019
Open from 11am - 5pm
Closed December 25
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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Type:
Events


Location:
Engine House # 41
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-342-5395


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5 Brookside Garden of Lights and Model Trains, Wheaton

Through January 1, 2019
Open Sunday - Thursday 5:30om - 9pm & Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10pm
Closed November 19-22 & December 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. Inside the Visitors Center, enjoy hot cocoa while listening to one of the nightly musical performances.


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Type:
Events


Location:
1800 Glenallan Ave
Wheaton, MD 20902
301-962-1453


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

6 Christmas Doll and Train Exhibit at St. Clement’s Island Museum, Coltons Point

Through January 6, 2019
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


More about St. Clement’s Island Museum Christmas Doll & Train Exhibit


Type:
Events


Location:
38370 Point Breeze Road
Coltons Point, MD 20626
301-769-2385


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The B&O's Magical Holiday Express Photo By: BOrail.org

7 The B&O's Magical Holiday Express, Baltimore

Through December 31, 2018
Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday from 11am - 4pm
Closed December 24-25, 2018, January 1, 2019
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! 


More about Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum


Type:
Attraction


Location:
901 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21223
410-752-2490


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Christmas Train Garden in Cambridge Photo By: Jill Jasuta

8 Christmas Train Garden, Cambridge

Through December 28, 2018
Open Monday - Friday 6pm - 9pm
Delight in a miniature landscape of trains, houses, businesses, even emergency rescue displays. A Rescue Fire Department tradition for more than 80 years! 


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Type:
Events


Location:
307 Gay Street
Cambridge, MD 21613
410-228-5262


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Santa and Mrs Claus

9 WinterLand on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, Cumberland

Through December 23, 2018
Open Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays
Take a one-of-a-kind trek through Winter Land aboard the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. During this 3-hour expedition, you will meet Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves as you join in on reindeer games and more! Each child will have one-on-one time with the jolly guy and will enjoy some Christmas Treats, too! Dining guests will enjoy a traditional turkey dinner aboard one of our vintage dining cars, and a snack bar is available to all passengers.


More about Christmas City Express


Type:
Events


Location:
13 Canal St
Cumberland, MD 21502
800-872-4650


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Featured Places
model train
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Location:
300 S. Burhans Blvd
Hagerstown, MD 21741
Martinville Christmas Train Garden
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Location:
Martin State Airport, Hangar 5
Baltimore, MD 21220
Fire Museum of Maryland
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Location:
1301 York Rd
Lutherville, MD 21093
Highlandtown Train Garden 2018 Flyer
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Location:
Engine House # 41
Baltimore, MD 21224
Garden of Lights
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Location:
1800 Glenallan Ave
Wheaton, MD 20902
St. Clement's Island Doll & Train Holiday Exhibit
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Location:
38370 Point Breeze Road
Coltons Point, MD 20626
Round House at the B&O Railroad Museum
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Location:
901 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21223
The Cambridge Christmas Train Garden Glows
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Location:
307 Gay Street
Cambridge, MD 21613
Western Maryland Scenic Railroad in Cumberland, MD
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Location:
13 Canal St
Cumberland, MD 21502
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