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 open Nov. 25-27, Dec. 3-4, 10-11 & 17-18 for Polar Express ticket holders only. The Museum will be closed December 24 & 25 for Christmas Eve & Day and January 1 for New Year’s Day.
** The Museum will close early at 3 PM on Fridays, Dec. 2, 9 & 16 and Monday, Dec. 19 for the Polar Express Train Ride those evenings.
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, and kids will receive their own set of festive reindeer antlers!
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:
The Polar Express Train Ride – Nov. 25-27 & Dec. 2-4, 9-11, & 16-19
Holiday Toddler Time – Dec. 8 @ 10:30 AM
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 G and O Scale layouts. Special guest layouts will also be on site throughout the month. 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!
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
Climb aboard The Polar Express to create a Christmas memory that you and your family will cherish forever. Get your tickets before they’re gone!
We’re transforming the Museum into a Winter Wonderland!
Join DJ Kopec for a fun, all-ages Holiday Dance Party in the Roundhouse of the B&O Railroad Museum!
Join us for a night at the Museum to remember! We’re staying open late and keeping the Christmas spirit rolling with our Night In The North Pole!
Join us this December for evening train rides on the Reindeer Railway!
More upcoming events at the B&O
Nov. 25-27 & Dec. 2-4, 9-11 & 16-19
Going Fast — Get Your Tickets Today for The Polar Express Train Ride!Book Now
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
$10 Admission Day
The Underground Railroad
Exhibition Now Open!
Holiday Festival of Trains
Pet Photos with Santa!
Dec. 6, 5-7 PM
Jan. 7, Feb. 25 & Mar. 26
Bank of America Model Train Gallery
See Baltimore landmarks in miniature