2022 Event Dates:

Mon-Fri, Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, Dec. 5-9, & 12-16
Mon, Dec. 19 – Sat. Dec. 31*

Open 10 AM – 4 PM

We’re transforming the Museum into a Winter Wonderland! Hop into our Holiday Festival of Trains, packed with festive fun and merry traditions, both new and old. There will be something to do for kids from 1 to 92! Greet the season this year and begin a family tradition for many more to come.

* Please note: The Museum will be closed December 24 & 25 for Christmas Eve & Day and January 1 for New Year’s Day.

See full holiday hours here

See our full details for this year’s Holiday Festival of Trains below:

Daytime Reindeer Railway Train Rides

Get festive on the first mile! This holiday season, you can take a daytime holiday train ride along the nation’s first mile of commercial railroad. The train will be all decked out for the season!  

Dates & Times:
Dec. 1, 8, 14, 15, 22 & 23 @ 11:30 AM
Dec. 26-30 @ 11:30 AM & 1 PM
Dec. 31 @ 11 AM & 1 PM

Interested in an evening train ride?
Join us for Reindeer Railway Evening Trains & Holiday Lights

Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus

No holiday season is complete until you’ve taken photos with Santa! As part of Holiday Festival of Trains, visitors will have the opportunity to take a photo with not only Santa Claus himself, but also Mrs. Claus. 

Santa & Mrs. Claus: Dec. 8 at 12 PM-3 PM

More Opportunities to meet Santa at the B&O:
Night in the North Pole – Dec. 21 @ 5-8 PM

Santa’s Winter Village

Nestled in the B&O’s spacious Roundhouse, Santa’s Winter Village is a holiday wonderland with lots of festive fun for your little ones! Santa’s Winter Village visitors will get to write letters to Santa, paint wooden train ornaments, make beaded snowflakes, and more!

Holiday Model Layouts

This year, Holiday Festival of Trains will feature custom model train layouts! Enjoy the classic holiday tradition of model trains by coming to see our festive O Scale layout.

Special guest layout by Baltimore Area N-Trak, BANTRAK, will be on display Dec. 23-31.

While you’re here, don’t miss our Bank of America Model Train Gallery, G Scale Outdoor Train Garden, or HO Scale model layout.

Greet Gingy the Gingerbread

Christmas Village is coming back to Baltimore and bringing Gingy the Gingerbread! Come into the Museum on Dec. 2 & Dec. 9 from 11 AM – 12 PM, as he’ll be here strolling about the Roundhouse!


Adult: $25
Senior: $20
Child: $16
B&O Members FREE

Access to Santa’s Winter Village and Holiday Model Layouts included with admission.
Train Ride tickets can be purchased on-site. See here for Train Ride pricing.
Additional fee for professional photos with Santa.

More Holiday Fun at the B&O

Murder Mystery

Saturday, September 30 @ 6 PM


November 24-26 & December 1-3, 8-10 & 15-19

Be My Neighbor Day

Meet Daniel Tiger! Saturday, October 7 @ 9-11 AM

B&O Rail Sale

Saturday, October 14 – We’re holding a one-day rail sale that you won’t want to miss! 

Turntable Demos

Saturdays, Oct. 14 & Nov. 4 @ 12 PM

Haunted History Tours

October 18, 20, 27 & 31

Diesel Days

Saturday, October 21

Halloween Toddler Time

Thursday, October 26 @ 10:30 AM

Pumpkin Patch Express

Sat & Sun, October 28 & 29 @ 11:30 AM

Tails on the Rails

Sunday, October 29 @ 2 – 5 PM



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