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 To view our Holiday Festival of Trains calendar at a glance, click here!

All Aboard for Reindeer Railway Train Rides!
The B&O celebrates the wonder and joy of the holiday season with family-friendly festivities. Our famous train is no exception! This year, the Mile One Express transforms into the Reindeer Railway offering a festive train ride on the nation’s first mile. The train ride includes child-size reindeer antlers for all child tickets. With paid admission, Observation Car tickets are $10 adults, $6 children (ages 2 – 12), $4 B&O Members and Coach Class train ride tickets are $3 adults, $2 children (ages 2 – 12) and free for B&O Members. Each Reindeer Railwaytrain ride will be making a stop at the First Mile Stable, where you can see Rudolph's special stall!*

*Excluding 11:30 AM train ride on Sat., Jan. 2

Reindeer Railway train rides are offered Dec. 21-Jan. 3:
Monday-Saturday, 11:30 AM, 1 PM, & 2 PM
Sunday, 1 PM & 2 PM
Please Note: Train rides on Thu., Dec. 31 will take place at 12:30 & 2 PM only.

Holiday Festival of Trains - Live Performances
While you're here for Holiday Festival of trains, enjoy special live performances from Bach to Rock Fulton and Ballet Nouveau. For full schedule of performances, see our Holiday Festival of Trains calendar.

Bach to Rock Fulton: Dec. 6, 12-13, & 19-20

Ballet Nouveau: Dec. 12

Holiday Model Railroad Layouts
The Holiday Festival of Trains would not be complete without the beautiful model train displays throughout the holiday season. Marvel at model trains zipping through enchanting displays by renowned area clubs and Baltimore’s very own Jimmy Ulrich of Jimmyville!

Nov. 20 - Jan. 3: O Scale model layout by Jimmy Ullrich

Dec. 16-Dec. 31: NTRAK by Baltimore Area NTRAK


Reindeer Railway Evening Train Rides & Holiday Lights

Fridays & Saturdays, Nov. 27-28, Dec. 4, 11-12, & 18-19
Each evening, tour through Santa’s Winter Village shops, model train layouts, enjoy a visit from Santa and share cookies with spiced cider or spiked cider for the grown-ups. The train ride includes child-size light-up reindeer antlers to wear on the Reindeer Railway to help light the way for Santa! All dates SOLD OUT


Photos with Santa

Dec. 5-6, Dec. 12-13, Dec. 19-20, & Dec. 21-22
The holiday season is officially here when Santa comes to town, and we hope you’ll join us in greeting him when he arrives back in Baltimore! Santa will be celebrating the season with you at the B&O Holiday Festival of Trains. Plus, Frosty the Snowman will be joining Santa and his elves. Photos offered will require safe social distancing and face coverings. Prices: $14 – One (1) 5x7” Photo, +$6/each additional 5x7” Photo

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Breakfast with Santa

December 6, 12-13, & 19-20
 Santa will join you and your family during breakfast and be available for socially distant photo sessions. Families will ride the Reindeer Railway train and children will be given reindeer antlers for the trip. Join us and Santa for a delicious breakfast buffet inside the spacious Roundhouse transformed into a festive wonderland featuring the B&O’s signature 35-foot Christmas tree, model train layouts, and Santa’s winter village. Tickets sell fast, get yours now!  Get your tickets here!

Toddler Time with Santa

Thursday, Dec. 10, 10 AM
Santa will join children and families for a fun holiday craft, listen to a reading of one of Santa’s favorite books, The Polar Express! Toddler Time is included with admission, but pre-registration is required. SOLD OUT


Bmore Local Holiday Bazaar

Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 12-13 & 19-20, 11 AM-3:30 PM
Shop small and local under the holiday lights of the B&O! Support local artisans inside the spacious and beautifully decorated B&O Roundhouse. Wine, beer, Irish coffee, spiked cider, and non-alcoholic beverages from the Back Yard Restaurant available for purchase. Event included with admission. See more. 


Noon Year's Eve at the B&O

Thursday, Dec. 31, 10 AM-2 PM
Don’t miss Noon Year’s Eve at the B&O, where your little ones can bring in the New Year well before bedtime! This kid-focused daytime New Year’s Eve celebration features fun festivities including New Year’s Resolution writing and party hat making stations. Then, join us for a countdown to 12 Noon, when we’ll give an early welcome to the New Year with celebratory confetti and streamers, and of course, a ball drop!

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