The B&O Railroad Museum Is Closing Out the Holiday Season With a Slew of Family-Friendly Events

BALTIMORE, MD – December 20, 2022 – With 2023 soon coming to an end, The B&O Railroad Museum is keeping a full schedule for winter break with its Holiday Festival of Trains. 

The month-long celebration has been ongoing since November 28, and features events and activities through the end of the year such as Night in the North Pole on December 21 from 5-8 PM, where guests can come get their last-minute pictures with Santa and enjoy holiday crafts and activities. B&O Members will receive a free 5×7 picture with Santa. The Museum’s Candy Cane Café will have holiday food and drinks available, accompanied by a S’mores Corner with fire pits in the backyard. There will also be a train ride on the B&O’s Reindeer Railway at 6:30 PM where kids will receive light up antlers. For more information on Night in the North Pole, guests can visit 

Reindeer Railway train rides at the Museum are also available on Dec. 22 & 23 @ 11:30 AM, Dec. 26-30 @ 11:30 AM & 1 PM, and Dec. 31 @ 11 AM & 1 PM. Two evening train rides are available on Dec. 27 & Dec. 29 as well, where families will be able to enjoy music and holiday activities before boarding the train at 7 PM. For more information on The Reindeer Railway, guests can visit Evening train ride information can be found at  

The Museum’s 1884 Baldwin Roundhouse is currently decorated with a 35-foot Christmas tree and Holiday Model Train layouts – one courtesy of Baltimore Area N-Trak, BANTRAK, on display from Dec. 23-31.  

The B&O is also celebrating New Years, with Noon Year’s Eve on Dec. 31 from 10 AM – 1 PM. There will be tons of fun festivities including stations for New Year’s resolution writing and party hat and photo prop crafting. Then, as the countdown to noon begins, there will be celebratory confetti, streamers, and a ball drop. For more information on Noon Years Eve, guests can visit 

For more information on the B&O’s Holiday Festival of Trains, visit


About the B&O Railroad Museum

The B&O Railroad Museum, the birthplace of American railroading, located in Baltimore, Maryland is a full affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and a National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Site. It is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American railroading and its impact on American society, culture, and economy. The museum is home to the oldest, most comprehensive collection of railroad artifacts in the Western Hemisphere including an unparalleled roster of 19th and 20th century railroad equipment, the 1851 Mt. Clare Station, the 1884 Baldwin Roundhouse and first mile of commercial railroad track in America. In 2019, the museum welcomed guests from all 50 states and 40 countries. For further information on the B&O Railroad Museum, please call 410-752-2490 or visit 

Janet F.
Morgantown, WV

As you moved through the roundhouse it felt like you were following a cohesive storyline through the early history of the railroad.

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