13th Annual Holiday Express Train Show: December 1 – 31, 2018
Train Show Hours & Admission:
Monday – Thursday: 10am – 1pm
Fridays (December 7, 14, 21, 28): 10am – 7pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 4pm
Vacation Week, December 24, 26, 27 & 31: 10am – 4pm. Closed December 25 and January 1
Admission: Members: FREE; Adults: $5; Students & Seniors: $3; Children 5 and under: Free.
Generously sponsored by:
With thanks to: Connecticut G-Scalers Club, The Housatonic Model Railroad Club, Central Connecticut G-Gaugers, and HobbyTown USA
Sign up for a new membership and receive 18 months for the price of 12! Sign up for membership here >>
Choo Choo Storytime
Wednesdays, December 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 9:30am. Free.
Discover adventures on the tracks with books that spark the imagination.
Holiday Crafts & Cookies
Fridays, December 7, 14, 21 & 28, 4:30pm – 6:30pm. Free with admission.
Join us on Friday evenings when the Train Show is open late for fun, hands-on activities and refreshments.
A Christmas Carol Experience presented by Fairfield Center Stage
December 14 – 23. SOLD OUT! More information here >>
In this original adaptation of the beloved Charles Dickens classic, created as an immersive tour through Burr Mansion, the audience will follow Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future from room to room. Audiences will be guided from Scrooge & Marley’s to Bob Cratchit’s House to Mr. Fezziwig’s Christmas party (complete with figgy pudding and apple cider!) This one-hour-long version will be limited to 25 guests per show, and promises to be a unique, intimate, and unforgettable experience.
Candy House Workshop
Saturday, December 15, 10am – 11:30am. Register online here >>
Saturday, December 15, 12 – 1:30pm. Register online here >>
Members: $15; Non-Members: $18 per house.
Holiday fun for the whole family. Celebrate the magic of the season by creating a sweet and colorful Candy House built with recycled materials and lots of sweet treats! Let your imagination bring to life a holiday scene decorated with gumdrops, peppermints, marshmallows, licorice, and more!
Build a Train Workshop
Wednesday, December 26 – Friday, December 28, 11am-12pm or 1pm-2pm.
Workshop for ages 5 – 12. $5 at the door, while supplies last.
Put together wooden parts with glue to construct a mini model train.
Finish your toy by painting it with colorful and creative designs. *It is recommended that participants bring a smock for painting.
Watch a Steam Train!
Friday, December 28 & Saturday, December 29, 11am – 3:30pm. Free with admission.
Watch real steam rise from a model train that travels around an elevated track. Local collectors will share their knowledge and enthusiasm about how these unique trains work.