Holiday Fun, Day 9—Climb aboard the B&O's Magical Holiday Express

The B&O Railroad Museum’s Magical Holiday Express celebrates the season with trains of all sizes and holiday fun for all!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the B&O Railroad Museum’s Magical Holiday Express turns the museum into a magical holiday wonderland featuring a magnificent 30-foot Christmas tree that you can stand inside of or walk through, operating model train layouts, indoor carousel rides, interactive kids’ crafts, weekend train rides & visits with Santa (December 1–23), Frosty the Snowman (December 15–16), appearances by Mrs. Claus, and live entertainment and performances!

Each weekend brings a new special event to the month-long excitement.

BO ChristmasDecember 1–2: Santa arrives to the B&O Railroad Museum to kick off its annual holiday event, the B&O’s Magical Holiday Express. Enjoy amazing holiday decorations, model trains, kids crafts and weekend train rides with Santa! 

December 7–8: Deck the Halls this weekend at the B&O Railroad Museum’s Magical Holiday Express! Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, watch amazing model train layouts and walk through the Roundhouse’s 30 foot Christmas tree. 

December 14–15: Jingle Bells are ringing this weekend at the B&O Railroad Museum’s Magical Holiday Express! Listen for Santa’s bells, make musical ornaments to take home, and enjoy all the whistles and sounds of model trains whizzing by! Train rides with Frosty the Snowman too! 

December 18–31: Let It Snow for the reminder of this holiday season at the B&O Railroad Museum’s Magical Holiday Express. See the Roundhouse’s 30-foot Christmas tree glisten it stands majestically surrounded by trains of all sizes! Kids enjoy making “snow” crafts, indoor carousel rides, and visits and train rides with Santa through December 23. 

General Museum Admission: $20 for Adults, $17 for Seniors (60+), $12 for children (2-12)
With paid admission, Coach Train Rides are $3 adults, $2 children, Free for B&O Members; First Class train rides are $10 adults, $6 children, and $4 for B&O Members.

For more information about any of the above events visit

Find a list of train gardens in the area here.

Find for more holiday fun with our annual holiday countdown!