Each year, families make Cincinnati Museum Center the place for their holiday traditions. This holiday season, wonder, joy and merriment will cover 12,000 square feet of CMC’s special exhibition gallery in Holiday Junction featuring Brickopolis. Fan favorites like the Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends and the Super-O interactive layout trains will return this year. In addition to a variety of train layouts of different sizes and themes, the riding train will be back, letting riders chug along through a winter wonderland.

In addition to favorites from holidays past, Holiday Junction featuring Brickopolis will include a blizzard of bricks crafted into custom LEGO creations courtesy of the Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana LEGO Users Group (OKILUG). From floor to ceiling, 1,800 square feet of LEGO landscapes will feature motorized trains, whimsical scenes with local flavor and a merry amount of surprises tucked into every pip of their environment.

The Duke Energy Holiday Trains will not be on display this season. As crews near the completion of a new gallery for the trains, the 71-year-old track is being carefully disassembled in preparation for the move into the new gallery. The Duke Energy Holiday Trains will reopen in their new gallery for the 2018 holiday season.

Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting

Christmas isn’t complete without Santa! Santa will arrive to Union Terminal on November 24, 2018, ready to read wish lists and light up our Christmas tree!

Crafts, Cocktails, and Claus

Mark your calendar and check it twice because you do not want to miss an evening with Kris Kringle. Enjoy spiked eggnog and cocktails as you work alongside your children and Santa himself to build something special this holiday season. You’ll also get exclusive access to Holiday Junction featuring Brickopolis and the Duke Energy Children’s Museum. Let your children’s creativity flow through their fingertips as they learn through play and make fun crafts sure to spread holiday cheer. Enjoy light refreshments, cocktails for the adults, hot cocoa for the children and joy for all.
RSVP by November 22
Member Adult: $35; non-Member Adult: $40
Member Child: $15; non-Member Child: $20
Click here to purchase your tickets.

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