Train enthusiasts who also love Christmas are in for a real treat when they visit EnterTRAINment Junction in West Chester, Ohio for their unique annual Christmas celebration running from Saturday, November 14 through January 2, 2016.
Home to the world’s largest indoor model train display, EnterTRAINment Junction is comprised of over 80,000 square feet, over 2 miles of tracks, 90 G-scale locomotives and 1000 cars. The entertainment center also includes the American Railroading Museum, a kids’ interactive play area and the A-Maze-N-Funhouse.
One of the highlights of the Christmas celebration is the free Main Street Holiday Trains display featuring a variety of winter model train displays. A major attraction is the Journey to the North Pole walk-through which starts with a 1950’s street scene with nostalgic department store windows and leads visitors to Santa’s Village at the North Pole. Upon arrival at Santa’s Village, guests will be able to see the reindeer stables and watch as elves make toys at their workshop. Make sure to go to Santa’s House where Mrs. Claus will be waiting with a free cookie and then proceed into the study where Santa will visit with the children and hear their gift requests. Journey to the North Pole will be open through December 24. After all, Santa will need a vacation after that date.
EnterTRAINment Junction will have extended hours from December 12-23 and from December 26-30 (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.). It will close at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. While there, make sure you stop at the Junction Hobbies & Toys store where train merchandise (including Thomas the Tank Engine items) and items like doll houses and miniatures can be purchased. When you get hungry you can visit the Junction Cafe where you can buy food items like hot dogs, pizza, chicken nuggets, specialty sandwiches, nachos, soft pretzels and ice cream in addition to a variety of beverages.
The Main Street Holiday Trains exhibit is free but there are charges for some of the other activities. Admission is $13.95 for adults, $11.95 for seniors and $9.95 for children. For more information about the Christmas at EnterTRAINment Junction event or about the facility itself, call 513-898-8000 or get online at www.entertrainmentjunction.com.
EnterTRAINment Junction is located at 7379 Squire Court in West Chester, Ohio. West Chester is 241 miles from Cleveland and it is approximately a 4 hour drive. For those wishing to stay overnight in the area, check out the Cincinnati Holiday Inn I-275 North located at 3855 Hauck Rd. in Cincinnati. Call 513-563-8330 for exact pricing and availability or to make reservations.