Say hello to the holiday season with the return of the Duke Energy Holiday Trains at the Cincinnati Museum Center. Celebrating its 75th season this year, the Duke Energy Holiday Trains are a huge hit with children of all ages and the star of Holiday Junction, which also features trains made from LEGO bricks and historic trains and new technology to send your imagination wild.
“Year after year, decade after decade, generation after generation the Duke Energy Holiday Trains have delighted families during the holidays,” says Elizabeth Pierce, president and CEO of the Cincinnati Museum Center. “Some people will fall in love with the trains for the first time this year, others for the 75th time, but for everyone we are delighted to once again stoke the fires and send this beloved holiday tradition along their 1,000 feet of track for past and present generations alike.”
There are other train layouts that help to make up the show, including some that are over 100 years old. The Cincinnati-based Carlisle & Finch Company produced the world’s first toy electric train back in 1896 and their 1904 version of the train can be seen at Holiday Junction. The show also has the pre-World War II Lionel layout and a Lionel Super O layout from the 1960s.
Holiday Junction is the perfect place to share memories with your children, and to reminisce a little if you were taken there when you were a child.
Holiday Junction featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains will run through January 2, 2022. They are open Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with some select extended hours.
You can get your tickets for the Duke Energy Holiday Trains here. Tickets are limited and timed entry is required. The cost is $10 each or $5 when added to another museum experience.
And if you loved your visit, you may want to become a member, and the holidays are the perfect time to join. When you buy one membership, you can get a second membership 50% off – the perfect gift for friends and family.