Holiday Express Train Show

Fairfield Museum Holiday Express Train ShowHoliday Express Train Show
December 7 – January 5, 2014
Opening Night:
Friday, December 6 at 7pm

Kids and adults alike delight in the magic of model trains winding around a winter wonderland of spectacular trees and beautiful holiday scenery. The Train Show opens Friday, December 6 and continues through January 5.

Holiday Express Train Show

Holiday Express Schedule 2013 – 2014:

Saturday, Dec. 7 – Sunday, Jan. 5:   10am – 4pm
Monday, Dec. 9 – Friday, Jan. 3: 11am – 1pm

Holiday Vacation Hours:
Monday, December 23 – Tuesday, December 31: 10am – 4pm
(including Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve)
Closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Holiday Express Programs

TrolleyFamily Focus: Get a Move On!
Sunday, December 8:    2pm – 3pm
Free with admission.
Enjoy storytelling and fun activities learning how people “get around;” from the horse and buggy to funny cars and trains!


Choo Choo Storytime
Thursdays, December 12 & 19    Holiday Vacation Week:
Mon, Dec 23, Thur, Dec 26 & Fri, Dec 27     10:30am – 11am
Free with admission.
Enjoy your favorite – and new – stories about all things trains! Discover adventures on the tracks with books that spark the imagination.


Candlelight at Ogden HouseCandlelight at the Ogden House
The Ogden House is located at 1520 Bronson Road, Fairfield
Friday, December 13     5pm – 7:30pm
$5 suggested donation.
Join us for an evening of docent-led tours and holiday refreshments at the 1750 home of the Ogden family. In the 18th century, holiday customs included family dinners, evergreen displays and of course visiting neighbors. Bring your family and friends to celebrate the season and to glimpse life from times past.


Candy House WorkshopCandy House Workshop
Saturday, December 14
Two Workshops: 10am – 11:30am OR 12pm – 1:30pm
Members: $10; Non-Members: $15 per house
Each additional house: Members: $10; Non-Members; $8. Pre-registration strongly suggested.
Enjoy a fun, family-friendly activity creating your own Candy House. Decorate a holiday house with frosty icing, graham-cracker roofs, gumdrop windows, licorice fences and more!


Kids Night Out – CANCELLED
Saturday, December 14     5pm – 9pm     Ages 4 – 7
$50 per child, pre-registration required.
Put on your PJs and spend a night of exclusive Train Show holiday FUN at the Fairfield Museum! Busy parents can have some time off while Ms. Karen and Ms. Annie of Great Beginnings Montessori School lead the way with creative, interactive activities, a pizza dinner, and a movie!

Fun Workshop: Pine Cone Creations
Thursday, December 26     11am – 12pm OR 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Workshop for ages 6 – 10. $5, please pre-register.
Create your own winter wonderland scene made from pine cones and a seasonal assortment of craft materials.

steam trainSee a Steam Train!

Friday, December 27     11am – 3:30pm
Free with admission.
Watch real steam rise from a model train that travels around an elevated track. Collector Harvey Campbell will share his knowledge and enthusiasm about how these unique trains work.

Fun Workshop: Terrific Trains

Monday, December 30     11am – 12pm OR 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Workshop for ages 6 – 10. $5, please pre-register.
Build a wooden model train and paint it your own way!

Thank you for the support of our sponsors and partners:




Connecticut G-Scalers Club

Houstaonic Model Railroad Club