Holiday Express Train Show chugs into Fairfield Museum

This year the Fairfield Museum will be a part of the annual tree lighting festivities on Friday, Dec. 2, as the Holiday Express Train Show hosts its grand Opening Night from 5-8:30 p.m. 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. “We hope the extended hours will encourage people to visit the Museum both before and after the tree lighting,” said Christine Jewell, the Museum’s director of education and community programs. “The Holiday Express Train Show is a tradition here at the Fairfield Museum. It’s the perfect combination of history, education and old-fashioned holiday fun.”

The Fairfield Museum reports that there will be new landscapes and tracks as part of this year’s train show.

On Opening Night, members are always free and non-member guests will receive a discounted admission rate of $3 per person or $10 for a group or family of four. Children ages 5 and under are also free. Become a Museum Member during the Train Show and receive an additional 6 months for free. (Members receive free admission throughout the year, discounts on programs, advance notice of exhibits, special events and programs, and 10% off in the gift shop.)

The Holiday Express Train Show will be open through Jan. 8, 2107. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekends and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on weekdays with evening hours from 5-7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays from Dec. 8-30. During the holiday vacation week, Dec. 26-Jan. 2, the trains will run all day, from 10am-4 p.m. The show is closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Programs related to trains, holidays and history, including story sessions and a candy house workshop will run all month. For a full list of programs and activities, visit fairfieldhistory.org/programs-events/het/.

The Holiday Express Train Show is sponsored by Roland & Co. and Hatfield Insurance with special thanks to Central Connecticut G-Gaugers, Connecticut G-Scalers Club, Housatonic Model Railroad Club and Hobbytown USA.

About the Fairfield Museum

Located at 370 Beach Road in Fairfield, the Fairfield Museum is open seven days a week, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for students and seniors. Members of the Museum and children under 5 are free. For more information, call 203-259-1598 or visit Fairfieldhistory.org. Program support comes from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, CT Humanities and our generous community donors and corporate sponsors.

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