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Ellicott City Station presents Holiday Festival of Trains

Continue with the Christmas spirit through Jan. 30 with Holiday Festival of Trains. Even though the museum is closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, festivities will continue on Dec. 27, 28 and New Year’s Eve.

This year’s season began on Nov. 26. As always, kick off included am appearance by a Victorian Santa Claus riding in along with the Black Friday crowds on Main Street stopping to give out candy canes. The Rail Road Station had its own Santa situated at the Red Caboose on Dec. 11 and again on Dec. 18 awaiting visits from eager children.

New to the museum this year, Frosty the Snowman came in and made live appearances on Dec. 4, 5, 12 and 19. Children had a chilling good time with this newest of festive treats.

As always, model trains were created, custom-built, and stretching out 360 degrees on a multi-tired O-scale layout. There was a miniature Thomas the Tank Engine G-scale layout, an N-scale layout, an O-scale Crazy Train layout and the Museum’s permanent HO model train layout, which is located within the Freight House.

There is still time to see the exhibit while it lasts. Visitors are also reminded to stop in at the Gift Shop for a chance to win a $300 Prize Package which includes a family of four pack to Day Out With Thomas at the B&O in Baltimore April 29 and May 1, 6, 7, 8, 2011.

The Ellicott City Station is located at 2711 Maryland Ave. in Ellicott City. For more information, visit www.ecborail.org.

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