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Holiday Festivities – Advance Registration Required*

Nov 27, 2020
9AM - 4PM

*Advanced Registration Required

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Holiday Festivities are happening at The National Museum of Transportation to get your season on track!

Friday, November 27, 2020, through Sunday, January 3, 2021, the E. Desmond Lee model trains display will be operating in the Lindburg Auto Building while the Macy’s/Famous-Barr model train display will be running in the Orthwein Visitor Center. Viewing these trains in action is part of the Museum’s holiday tradition for its members and guests, and we hope it becomes part of yours as well–wHOo-wHOo-wHOo.

Museum is open on Friday, November 27, 2020 ~ 9 am to 4 pm

Santa and Mrs. Claus on the Magical Mezzanine ~ 11 am – 3 pm

Oh Deer, Santa’s Reindeer ~ 11 am – 3 pm

Elf Express Mini-Train | $5 (weather permitting) ~ 9:20 am – 3:20 pm

Holly, Jolly, Trolley (weather permitting) ~ 9:20 am – 3:20 pm

Creation Station | $2 ~ Boarding Times 9:15, 10:30, 11:45 am, 1:00 & 2:15 pm

Tour guides are stationed throughout Museum waiting to answer your questions.


Caroling on the Trolley ~ 11am – 1 pm

One of the bygone delights of shopping downtown St. Louis, Missouri, during the holidays was viewing the elaborate model train display in the Famous-Barr department store corner window. The trains rolled through mountain passes, over snowy landscapes, through miniature towns. After Macy’s acquired Famous-Barr, the train display was eventually donated to the care of The National Museum of Transportation. TNMOT reassembles the massive, intricate display annually in its William R. and Laura Rand Orthwein Education and Visitor Center where guests can still see and hear those trains humming as they wend their way through a magical winter wonderland.

*During this unprecedented Covid-19 time, we are now required to reduce capacity on our peak days.  We have quickly switched to an online reservation system to comply.  We are grateful for the support and understanding of our Museum friends.  To this end, we are charging members a reduced rate for this event and we are unable to honor free admission tickets or TNMOT Half-Price Family and Guest Pack tickets on this date as that may put us over the government capacity restrictions.