• Sun. Jan 23rd, 2022

Holiday Junction featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains returns

By Cody Hefner

Cincinnati Museum Center

The holidays are back at Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC). The Duke Energy Holiday Trains continue to evoke childlike wonder in kids of all ages as they celebrate their 75th year. A blizzard of custom-built LEGO bricks returns, featuring whimsical scenes and characters from your favorite books and movies. Historic trains and new technology fill the galleries with moments of winter wonder.

Since 1946, families have gathered to watch as miniature locomotives and railcars zip around snowbanks and crowded streets. Children who grew up visiting the trains downtown now bring their grandchildren to see the same trains at Cincinnati Museum Center.

The Duke Energy Holiday Trains are surrounded by other incredible train layouts, some dating back over 100 years. The Carlisle & Finch Company, based in Cincinnati, produced the world’s first toy electric train in 1896. Their 1904 version click-clacks through Holiday Junction, showcasing meticulous.

Santa arrives will be sitting by his fireplace eager to hear what you want for the holidays or ready for you to plead your case.

Holiday Junction featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains will be open through January 3, 2022. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Monday with select extended hours.

Tickets are $10 each for adults and children or $5 with the purchase of any other museum experience. Admission is free for CMC Members. Visit cincymuseum.org/holiday-junction for more details and special holiday hours.