Bull Run Regional Library
8051 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, VA.
Prince William County Model RR.Club
Sat. 12/14, 10-5pm, Sun. 12/15, 12-5pm. www.pwcgov.org
Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory
9419 Battle Street, Manassas, VA.
National Capital Trackers
12/18-20, 5-8pm, 12/21, 10-5pm,
12/22 10-4pm. center-for-the-arts.org
Fairfax Station Railroad Museum
11200 Fairfax Station Road,
Fairfax Station, VA.
Bring broken locomotives to the “Train Doctor” for advice on repairs (many simple fixes can be taken care of for free). Sat. 12/7 10-5pm, Sun. 12/8 12-4pm. 703-425-9225, www.fairfax-station.org
Greenberg's Train & Toy Show
Dulles Expo Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA.
12/14-15, Sat. & Sun. 10-4pm. 630-279-4087, www.greenbergshows.com
Haymarket Gainesville Community Library
14870 Lightner Road, Haymarket, VA.
1/11, 10-5pm, Sun. 1/12, 12-4pm. www.pwcgov.org
Herndon Depot Museum
Lobby of the Herndon Municipal Center, 777 Lynn St., Herndon, VA. Northern Virginia N-Trak
Potomac Modular Crew
12/14 & 15, 10-4pm. The Caboose and the historic W&OD Depot museum will be open the same hours and are also on Lynn Street. www.herndonhistoricalsociety.org
Hyatt Regency Reston Gingerbread Village
1800 Presidents St, Reston, VA. 11/27 -12/31. restontowncenter.com
Northern Va. Model Railroaders
231 Dominion Road, Vienna, VA. 11/16 & 12/14. 1-5pm
12/2 6-9pm for the Holiday Stroll. 703-938-5157, www.nvmr.org
Potomac Community Library
2201 Opitz Boulevard, Woodbridge, VA.
Northern Va. NTRAK RR Club
Sat. 11/30, 10-4pm
Sun. 12/1 12-4pm. www.pwcgov.org
Prince William County Model Railroad Club, Quantico Depot, 550 Railroad Street, Quantico, VA. The PWMRC has a HO layout at the historic Quantico Depot. Open Houses December 1, 8, 15, January 6, 10am - 4pm. www.facebook.com LAST YEAR'S INFO
World's Greatest Hobby on Tour, Dulles Expo Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA. See why model railroading is the world's greatest hobby! The show only returns every 5 to 10 years so be sure to go when it's in your area! February 8-9, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm. 630-279-5094, wghshow.com
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Chesapeake Bay and Western Model Railroad Club, 110 Dare Road, Suite F, Yorktown, VA. Fall Open House. Welcome to Virginia’s largest HO Scale model railroad club. Our layout features 28 scale miles of double-track mainline, multiple sidings, classification yards and 247 turnouts. Take the adventure of a lifetime and view various industrial complexes, picturesque scenery and the chance to be a part of a phenomenon which served as the backbone to the growth and expansion of this country. November 23, 10am - 4pm. November 24, Noon - 4pm. cbw-mrc.com/ www.facebook.com
Dickens' Christmas Towne, Half Moone Cruise & Celebration Center, Lower Level, 111 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA. New entertainment highlights this holiday season. Gingerbread men walk, nutcrackers talk, and a juggling “jack-in-the-box” will have you jumping out of your seat! Magic and acrobatics are all part of the show – welcome to Fergus & Foggs’ Toy Emporium! An eccentric inventor has created the most AMAZING vehicles your family has ever seen! Fantastical cars. A flying bike. Even an airship! This season Dickens’ Christmas Towne proudly presents the wondrously extraordinary inventions of Professor Martin Picklepants! RANDY THE PLAIN-NOSED REINDEER makes his Dickens’ Christmas Towne debut, and he’s got plenty to say! And, of course, there's a train display. November 23, 29, 30, December 7, 14, 21, 23 10am - 8pm. November 24, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Noon - 6pm. December 6, 13, 20, 5pm - 9pm. December 16-19, 4pm - 8pm. December 26-28, 30 10am - 6pm. December 24, 10am - 3pm. dickenschristmastowne.com/
Great Big Greenhouse, 2051 Huguenot Road, Richmond, VA. The River City 3 Railers present their Holiday Display. December 6 through January 18. The trains start running on Fridays at 5pm till closing and run all day Saturday and Sunday while the Great Big Greenhouse is open for business. Also, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve 10am - 4pm. www.rivercity3railers.org www.greatbiggreenhouse.com
Greenberg's Train & Toy Show, Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach, VA. A commercial show featuring operating model railroads and dealers selling trains and accessories. December 28-29, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm. 630-279-4087, www.greenbergshows.com
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA. This year’s theme, Magic in the Air, is inspired by things that fly. Fireflies and flying pigs, spaceships and unicorns will take flight across the Garden, suspended on radiant wings of light. During “Magic in the Air” guests will enjoy all manner of items that move through the air, from natural wonders (birds and butterflies), to man-made inventions (kites and airplanes) to fanciful creatures (dragons, unicorns and flying pigs!). In this year commemorating the first manned mission to land on the Moon, there will even be rocket ships and an astronaut. November 22 through January 6 (closed Christmas Eve and Day), 5pm - 10pm. 804-262-9887, www.lewisginter.org
Rappahannock Model Railroaders, Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge #4123, 21 Cool Springs Road, Fredericksburg, VA. 22nd Annual Train Show and Sale featuring operating layouts of scales, displays, and model train vendors. December 14 and 15, Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm. 540-891-8963, www.rmrailroaders.com
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond VA. 42nd Annual Model Railroad Show. Featuring all the bells and whistles, guests enjoy unique and traditional model train displays from across the state. Prance with Clydesdales, see healthy holiday cooking demonstrations and take a ride on the Teddy Bear Train! Learn how trains work, conduct experiments, check out special demonstrations and enjoy a holiday weekend filled with fun for the whole family. November 29 - December 1, 9:30am - 5pm. 804-864-1400, www.smv.org
Tidewater Big Train Operators Club, Avalon Church of Christ, 844 Woodstock Road, Virginia Beach, VA. An indoor display with many large-scale trains running. November 30, 5:30pm - 8:30pm, December 1, 10am - 8:30pm, December 2, 1pm - 8pm, December 3-6, 5:30pm - 8pm, December 7, 5:30pm - 8:30pm, December 8, 10am -4pm. Also, special afternoon showing for seniors and mobility impaired, December 5, 2pm - 4pm www.tbto.org/ LAST YEAR'S INFO