13th Annual Holiday Express Train Show
December 1 – 31, 2018
Opening Night: November 30th @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Opening Night Admission: $3; free for children 5 and under; $10 for 4 people.
It’s a magical night in Fairfield when families gather on the Town Hall Green for music, fellowship and the annual Tree Lighting on Friday, November 30th. This year the Fairfield Museum will be an exciting part of the festivities as the popular Holiday Express Train Show hosts its grand Opening Night from 5-8:00pm that same evening. These extended hours will give families with young children the opportunity to visit the Holiday Express Train Show before or after the tree lighting!
Visitors on opening night will be the first to see the annual show and to delight in the magic of the model trains and winter landscapes surrounding them. In addition, cider, cookies and a craft activity will be available on Opening Night.
Generously sponsored by:
With thanks to: Connecticut G-Scalers Club, The Housatonic Model Railroad Club, Central Connecticut G-Gaugers, and HobbyTown USA
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.
Holiday Program: Fezziwig’s Party
Saturday, December 8, 11am – 12:30pm. Purchase tickets here >>
Saturday, December 8, 1:30 – 3pm. Purchase tickets here >>
Sunday, December 9, 11am – 12:30pm. Purchase tickets here >>
Sunday, December 9, 1:30 – 3pm. Purchase tickets here >>
Adults: $10; Children 6 and over: $8. Due to space constraints, this program is not recommended for children 5 and under.
Enjoy a “tea” with cookies and milk with characters from “A Christmas Carol Experience.” Hear stories from Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale. Craft a Victorian-inspired ornament and decorate a book to collect holiday messages from family and friends.
A Christmas Carol Experience presented by Fairfield Center Stage
December 14 – 23. More information and tickets 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.