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 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 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, 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!


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

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!

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Bank of America Model Train Gallery

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Patrese T.
June 2021

I love that the museum is what remains of the old train yard and the number and variety of train cars is remarkable.

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