Holiday Junction Featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains
Open November 8, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Entry: Included with Museum Admission | Location: Union Terminal
Rediscover a beloved holiday tradition
Memories are born in wide-eyed wonder and winterland whimsy
Holiday Junction featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains brings out the wide-eyed wonder in kids of all ages. From the toddler ringing the bell of the riding train to the teen counting every LEGO brick to the grandparent watching model trains zip through a mini metropolis, our signature holiday experience brings families together in ageless joy.
Get a bird's-eye view of the Duke Energy Holiday Trains, a staple of Cincinnati holidays since 1946. Watch from above or get a track-level view as hundreds of model trains zip along thousands of feet of track in the historic layout.
Take a snowy walk and build a snowman under the mesmerizing northern lights. Walk among a blizzard of bricks in a custom-built LEGO wonderland. Let Santa know what you’re hoping for this year.
Increased accessibility for little ones and expanded train layouts, including Thomas the Tank Engine, Carlisle & Finch, Lionel and a riding train, round out a visit.
Plunge onward into the Canadian Rockies on Rocky Mountain Express! With spectacular OMNIMAX® aerial cinematography experience the story of how this nearly impossible railroad was built in this gorgeous, yet perilous terrain.
Open through January 5, 2020
Tower A is now open for this holiday season, delighting guests with a unique view of the active Union Terminal railyard. The original control tower of the station, will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday during the holiday season.
Monday Member Hours in December
Members, join Cincy Santa as he tells stories to children about how fairies play an important part in Santa's work! There may even be a chance to catch some! Stories from the North Pole is free with your Museum Membership and will occur during the Member early access (9 to 10 a.m.).
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open daily with the exception of Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day.
Members-only early entry at 9 a.m. on Mondays and Saturdays.
As we continue to develop and open new galleries for you to explore, there are select times when adjacent galleries may be temporarily unavailable in order for exhibit work to occur. Please see the current list of unavailable galleries and dates here.