5 on Friday: Holiday Trains

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Here are trains and train related events going on around Columbus during the holiday season! Your train lovers will be in heaven!

1. Holiday Train at Ohio History Connection

There is a Lionel Model Railroad set up at the Ohio History Center during their holiday season. Kids can interact with the train set, pressing buttons to make the trains go!

When: Late November – Early January
Where: 800 E. 17th. Ave., Columbus OH 43211

2. Holiday Train at Main Library

Main Library is home to the Huntington Holiday Train and every year this amazing display is set up during the holiday season! The train is usually on display through New Years!

When: November 24, 2017 – Early January, 2017
Where: 96 S. Grant Ave. Columbus, OH 43215

3. Holiday Open House at Central Ohio Model Railroad Club

Every Saturday and Sunday in December you can visit Central Ohio Model Railroad Club during their Holiday Open House. They have an extensive lay out including an interactive Thomas the Train set up. Admission is free!

When: Each Saturday and Sunday in December from 12:00-4:00 PM.
Where: 6471 Proprietors Rd., Worthington, OH 43085

4. Paul Busse Railway at Franklin Park Conservatory

Gardens Aglow offers special holiday decorations, performances and evening hours at Franklin Park Conservatory. There is always a beautiful train display created from natural materials!

When: November 11, 2017 – January 3, 2018: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, December: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Where: 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203

5. Letters to Santa at Ohio Railway Museum

Photo provided by Ohio Railway Museum

Kids can write a letter to santa and mail it in the Railroad Post office Car. The event includes a free photo with Mrs. Claus, ornament and craft making and a train ride!

When: December 9 & 10,16 & 17, 2017
Where: 990 Proprieters Rd., Worthington, OH 43085


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  1. Jack Minute
    Jack Minute says:

    Julie, Thank you for these ideas. I have a nephew who absolutely loves trains. Was wondering where to take him to that will “blow his mind” during the holidays. We’ll be definitely checking out your recommendations.


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