901 West Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21223





6 PM - 8 PM

The B&O kicks off the holiday season with an evening packed with family-friendly festivities! Join us as we light the beautiful 35-foot Christmas tree, tour through Santa’s winter village shops and model train layouts, enjoy a visit from Santa and share cookies with spiced cider or spiked cider for the grown-ups.



Santa's officIal Arrival IN BALTIMORE BY TRAIN

Sponsored by Northeast Maglev
Friday, Nov. 27, 9 - 10 AM

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 aboard the B&O No. 6944! Santa’s locomotive will pull into the B&O Railroad Museum’s spacious Roundhouse, creating the perfect opportunity to take the first festive photos of the season.


Reindeer Railway Evening Train Rides & Holiday Lights

Friday & Saturday, 6-8 PM. Doors at 5:50 PM
Nov. 27-28, featuring Santa! 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!



Saturday, 8:15 AM – Nov. 28, Dec. 12, 19
Sunday, 9:15 AM – Dec. 6, 13, 20

Join us and Santa for a delicious served breakfast  inside the spacious Roundhouse, transformed into a holiday wonderland featuring the B&O’s signature 35-foot Christmas tree, model train layouts, and Santa’s winter village. 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.


Bmore Local Holiday Bazaar – VIP Edition

Sunday, Nov. 29, 3-5 PM

Shop small and local in style! Enjoy a complimentary beer or wine (or non-alcoholic beverage) with hors d’oeuvres by Back Yard Restaurant with a pop-up holiday operatic performance by local conservatory students. Receive advance access to shop gifts from local artisans and artists inside the beautiful B&O Roundhouse. VIP guests are welcome to stay for general public event.


Bmore Local Holiday Bazaar

Sunday, Nov. 29, 5-8 PM

Shop small and local under the evening’s holiday lights at the B&O! Support local artisans and artists while enjoying live holiday operatic performances by local conservatory students inside the spacious and beautifully decorated B&O Roundhouse. Guests are invited to join in a grand finale sing-along of “Let There Be Peace on Earth” led by one of the talented conservatory students. Wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks from Back Yard Restaurant available for purchase.



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. Check back for registration details.




Tea with mrs. claus

Thursday, Dec. 17, 12:30 PM

Don your finest festive attire for a very special afternoon tea with Mrs. Claus! Guests will enjoy tea or hot cocoa, followed by traditional tea sandwiches and cakes. After lunch, take a train ride on the Reindeer Railway, then return to the B&O for craft and story time. Kids will take home their very own craft and leave their Christmas list with Mrs. Claus to make sure it goes directly to the big man in red!



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