WORTH THE DRIVE: All aboard for a holiday train show at the Cincinnati Museum Center

A holiday-themed train show – a Cincinnati tradition for more than 70 years – has returned.

Holiday Junction featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains is on view at the Cincinnati Museum Center through Jan. 3, 2021.



The Duke Energy Trains include more than 300 rail cars and 60 locomotives steaming through a custom-made city that features local landmarks Union Terminal, Paul Brown Stadium and the Roebling Bridge.

The train show debuted in 1946 and historic train layouts are also on display.

Visitors can watch an electric train made in 1904 by Cincinnati-based Carlisle & Finch Company and a pre-World War II Lionel and Lionel Super O from the 1960s roll by buildings, bridges and structures.

Brickopolis, a creation of LEGO bricks crafted into scenes from the magical worlds of Disney, Marvel, DC Comics and Harry Potter, has returned this year with running trains and active seashores.

No holiday is complete without a visit to Santa. Although guests will not be able to sit with Santa, they can have a fireside chat to make sure he hears their wish list.

Holiday Junction featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, Nov. 13 through Jan. 3.

Tickets are $14.50 for adults, $13.50 for seniors and $10.50 for ages three to 12. Admission is free for children under 2 years old and museum members.

Visit cincymuseum.org/holiday-junction for more information, to purchase tickets and to learn about special holiday hours.

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