Friday, November 14, 2014

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS AT THE B&O RAILROAD MUSEUM

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B&O’s Magical Holiday Express The Giving Train

WHEN: November 22, 2014 – January 4, 2015 (Museum closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day and New Year’s Day)
WHERE: B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223
ADMISSION: $18 adults, $16 seniors (60+), $12 children (2-12), B&O Members – Free!

TRAIN RIDES
: $3 adults, $2 children with paid admission, B&O Members – Free!
CAROUSEL RIDES
: $2 with paid admission
410.752.2490 or
www.borail.org

*Donations must be received by December 15; only new donations accepted.

Trains are magical during the holidays! There is no better place to be a child than at the B&O Railroad Museum. All aboard the B&O’s Magical Holiday Express Community Giving Train, a holiday spectacular celebration in the B&O Roundhouse devoted to trains of all sizes and shapes, holiday festivities, a winter wonderland of family fun and activities, and a way to help local charities help those in need this season. There is something new for everyone to see and do and a different holiday theme each weekend.

LEGO BLOCK PARTY
WHEN: November 22 & 23

  • LEGO layout by the Washington DC LEGO Train Club
  • LEGO Man appearances
  • LEGO Building Zone
  • LEGO Contests for Kids
  • Craft:  making Rocket Trains
  • 50% off admission with a LEGO donation to the B&O’s LEGO Educational Zone*

SANTA & MRS. CLAUS’ TRAIN ARRIVAL & TRAIN RIDES
WHEN: November 28-30

  • 10:30 AM – Civil War Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive by train into the Roundhouse
  • 10:45 AM – Santa & Mrs. Claus light a new 20 ft. animated Christmas Tree
  • Weekend train rides with Santa
  • Ornament Decorating Contests for Kids
  • Craft: making Wooden Toys
  • 50% off admission with a donation to Toys for Tots*

NORTH POLE ADVENTURES WITH FROSTY
WHEN: December 6 & 7

  • Train rides with Frosty the Snowman
  • Styrofoam Snowman Building Contests for Kids
  • Craft: 3D pop-up Holiday Cards
  • 50% off admission with a mitten or glove donation to One Warm Coat*

CANDY LAND ADVENTURES
WHEN:  December 13 & 14

  • Train rides with Santa & Frosty
  • Ginger Bread House Decorating Contests for Kids
  • Craft: making Shrinky Dinks Jewelry
  • 50% off admission with a donation of 3 or more canned goods to Maryland Food Bank*

READING ON THE RAILROAD WITH CHOO CHOO BLUE
WHEN: December 20 & 21

  • 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM Story Time with Choo Choo Blue, the B&O Museum mascot
  • Kids Contests for Drawing their favorite Holiday Giving Story
  • Craft: Reindeer Reading Hats
  • 50% off admission with a book donation to Maryland Book Bank

GREAT SCALE MODEL TRAIN SHOW
WHEN: January 3 & 4

  • See & buy the most extensive selection of model railroad items & accessories in the U.S.
  • Appearances by Choo Choo Blue & LEGO Man
  • Train rides
  • Indoor Carousel rides
  • $10 admission for ages 2 and up (no discounts) & B&O Members free

COMMUNITY GIVING TRAIN
50% off admission with new donations to these charities

  • LEGOs for the B&O’s LEGO Educational Program (Nov 22 - 27)
  • Toys for U.S. Marine Corp’s Toys for Tots (Nov 28 – Dec 5)
  • Mittens or gloves for One Warm Coat (Dec 6 – 12)
  • 3 or more canned goods or non-perishable items for Maryland Food Bank (Dec 13 – 19)
  • Books for Maryland Book Bank (Dec 20- Jan 2)

MODEL TRAINS
at the B&O Railroad Museum
WHEN: November 22 – January 4:

MTH O-scale, Children’s floor G-scale,Miniature Thomas the Tank Engine G-scale, HO-scale C&O 725 Passenger Car, & Outdoor  G-scale

  • November 22 & 23: Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area LEGO Train Club
  • December 5-7: Baltimore Area American Flyer Club
  • December 11-14: Washington & Old Dominion Division of the Atlantic Coast S Gaugers
  • December 13 & 14: Western Maryland Historical Society “HO” Scale Modular Group
  • December 19-January 4: Baltimore Area NTRAK Club
  • December 21-28: National Capital Trackers

The B&O Railroad Museum™, a full affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, 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 40-acre historic site is regarded as the birthplace of American Railroading and includes the 1851 Mt. Clare Station, the 1884 Baldwin Roundhouse and first mile of commercial railroad track in America. For further information on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, please call 410-752-2490 or visit www.borail.org.