By Cody Hefner

Cincinnati Museum Center

Cincinnati’s beloved holiday tradition of Holiday Junction featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains is now open at Cincinnati Museum Center November.

Families have gathered around the historic Duke Energy Holiday Trains since 1946, watching with wide-eyed whimsy as miniature locomotives and railcars zip around snowbanks and past crowded streets. Each year, adults bend down to share the same eye-level views they remember from their childhood and hoist a new generation onto their shoulders for a fresh look at a holiday tradition. Children who grew up visiting the trains downtown now bring their grandchildren to see the same trains at CMC.

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“Year after year, decade after decade, generation after generation, the Duke Energy Holiday Trains have delighted families and have been a centerpiece of the season,” said Elizabeth Pierce, president & CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center. “Whether you’re falling in love with the wooden, brightly-colored circus train for the first time or you’re noticing a new detail along the tracks and snow-covered hills after 70 years, there’s something in the display that brings out the wide-eyed child in all of us each year.”

Tickets for Holiday Junction featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains are $10 each for adults and children or $5 with the purchase of any other museum experience. Admission is free for CMC Members. Visit for more details and special holiday hours.

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