Exporail: a ride into the fascinating world of trains for Christmas

Exporail: a ride into the fascinating world of trains for Christmas

Featured Events, November 21, 2022 2022-11-21
Railway Christmas at Exporail
Celebrate Christmas at Exporail!

How would you like to explore the largest railway museum in the country this holiday season? Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum invites you to climb aboard several of the vehicles on display, as well as take a ride on a model railroad or a passenger train. And get ready to experience the magic of the holidays and reconnect with your inner child!

Have a magical time for Railway Christmas

From November 25 to January 3, Exporail presents Railway Christmas, and can't-miss event for the whole family that brings you the magic of the season with decorated trains, special activities and even an appearance from Santa Claus. Kids can go to the craft workshop where they will create their own Christmas tree ornament. They’ll also get to express their creativity and tempt their sweet tooth with a Christmas cookie decorating activity. Participants will receive a gingerbread cookie and everything they need to make it look festive.

Enchanting displays and a meeting with Santa Claus

Upon entering the Grand Gallery, visitors will immediately be immersed in the holiday atmosphere with decorated vehicles, illuminated locomotives and an elves' sleigh. Christmas stockings will be hidden throughout the vehicles, so be sure to keep your eyes open to spot them! A small electric train under the 12-foot tall tree in the Grand Gallery is sure to pique the curiosity of visitors, who will want to head to the model train room to see the two operating systems.

Children will be able to send their letter to Santa Claus in the mail-express car and meet him on Saturdays and Sundays, from December 4 to December 18, 2022 in the Grand Gallery, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Railway Christmas is also a chance to board the Christmas Train! Kids will also get to meet Santa Claus on the train on November 26 and 27 and on December 3.

And don’t forget to bundle up in your warmest winter wear for a ride on the Miniature Railway outside!

Santa Claus Christmas Train Exporail Railway Christmas
Meet Santa Claus at Exporail

A new must-see exhibit!

If you missed the A Railroad to Dreams exhibit presented at the Pointe-à-Callière museum, catch it at Exporail until February 26, 2023. This new exhibit, Train, a Railroad to Dreams: A World in Miniature is dedicated to model trains: a game that replicates the reality of railroads. A hundred model trains will be on display, some of which are copies of iconic vehicles. Visitors will also enjoy a foray into the world of train enthusiasts and collectors. An exhibit that combines fun, technology and history!

Find out more about the activities, guided tours and schedule at Exporail.

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