By Janet Serra

Posted: 12/01/2017 11:26:24

A long awaited tradition in Fairfield County, the Holiday Express is opening on December 1, 2017 and running through January 7, 2018 at the Fairfield Museum and History Center located on 370 Beach Road in Fairfield. This year features even more tracks and set-ups where the trains can zip around and weave their magical spell. Kids and adults alike will delight in the magic of the train show.

A Fairfield Museum holiday tradition! Kids and adults alike will delight in the magic of this wondrous display of model trains winding around a spectacularly decorated tree and through beautiful holiday scenery. Holiday Express Schedule is Weekends:  December 1 –  January 7: 10am - 4pm and Weekdays: Monday - Thurs. 10 am - 1 pm., NEW! Open late on Fridays, 10am – 7pm, Monday, December 26 – 28, 10am – 4pm. December 29  10am – 7pm Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

On December 1, gather with your family and countdown as the town of Fairfield lights the 90-foot tall Norway spruce, the tallest living tree that gets lit at Christmas time in Connecticut. It was one of three trees donated by the Daughters of the American Revolution in December 1918.Choirs begin at 5:55 PM and Santa arrives at 7:00 PM.  Also, on December 1 is opening Night Discounted Admission: $3, free for children 5 and under or 4 for $10. Be one of the first to see the Holiday Express Train Show! Visitors delight in the magic of the model trains winding around a winter wonderland beautiful holiday scenery. This year visitors will enjoy a craft activity, cider and cookies!

Check the website for special family fun events held throughout the month of December.