Saturday, November 24, 2012

Holiday Festival of Trains & Toys 2012

November 23 - December 31
Monday-Saturday (10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Sunday (11 a.m.- 4p.m.)
Celebrate the holiday season at Baltimore’s largest holiday display of toy and model train layouts. Civil War Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive in the William Mason #25 locomotive to the Roundhouse at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 23. Visits throughout the day with Civil War Santa. Weekend train rides and photo opportunities with Santa through December 23. Weekend train rides and photo opportunities with Frosty the Snowman through December 30. All ages enjoy indoor train carousel rides and crafts at Santa's North Pole. Children may mail their letters to Santa too. Don't miss seeing the  Honorable William Donald Schaefer's toy train layout and some of his treasured holiday memorabilia. Plus the new exhibit Home for the Holidays where you learn how the B&O Railroad celebrated the holidays, hear recordings of Christmas carols by the B&O's Glee Club, learn about the famous employee decorated Holly Tree, and see the historic art and print images of Santa Claus as depicted by the famous illustrator Thomas Nast and B&O staff artists. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation to Toys for Tots through December 16 and receive 50% off admission.  It’s a train load of fun that is an annual family holiday tradition! For a complete schedule of all activities, click here.

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