Evening hours and programs at Fairfield Museum’s Holiday Express Train Show

Kids’ Night Out tonight

Throughout the month of December, the Fairfield Museum’s Holiday Express Train Show will be open on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5-7 p.m. Also, on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 5-8 p.m. adults can drop their kids at the Museum for a Kids’ Night Out featuring pizza and fun while their parents attend Fairfield’s Shop & Stroll.

“The Holiday Express Train Show has become a real Fairfield tradition,” said Mike Jehle, the Museum’s executive director. “Now in its 11th year, the show is even more elaborate, with additional tracks and scenery. We’re also delighted to offer expanded evening hours and additional programming, so more people will have the opportunity to enjoy the show.”

The Holiday Express Train Show runs through Jan. 8, 2017. In addition to the evening hours, weekday hours are 11-2 and weekend hours are 10-4. It is closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  A complete schedule of hours, including vacation week hours is available online at http://www.fairfieldhistory.org/programs-events/het/.

The Holiday Express Train Show is sponsored by Roland & Co. and Hatfield Insurance Company. It is presented with the support of Central Connecticut G-Gaugers, Connecticut G-Scalers Club, Hobbytown USA and Housatonic Model Railroad Club.

holidaytrainshowcraftfull2The Museum also offers a variety of programs throughout the month. Highlights include Build-A-Train Workshop offered daily from Dec. 27-30 and Kids Night Out on Thursday, Dec. 8. In addition, children may enjoy “Choo Choo Storytimes” on Wednesdays in December at 10:30 and Storycraft sessions on Tuesday, Dec. 13 and 20, at 10:30. Choo Choo Storytimes and Storycraft sessions are free of charge and sponsored by People’s United Bank.

For adults, Fairfield Museum is hosting a party, “Holiday Cheer at the Burr Mansion,” on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 5-8 and a festive “Holiday Sip & Shop” on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 6-8. “The Sip & Shop event this summer was very popular,” noted Deb Owens, the Museum’s marketing & communications manager. “We decided to bring back a holiday version this year so locals can spend some time socializing with friends while enjoying discounts in our fully-stocked Museum Shop! In addition, we’ll have Elizabeth Menke, who put together the fabulous Entrée Nous dining passport, on site to discuss the restaurants featured in the book.”

Tickets to the Burr party are available at https://burrholiday.eventbrite.com or by calling 203-259-1598. The Sip & Shop event is free of charge.

The Fairfield Museum is located at 370 Beach Road in Fairfield, CT, and 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. 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.For more information, call 203-259-1598 or visit Fairfieldhistory.org.

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