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 22, 2021 2021-11-22
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 19 to January 3, Exporail presents Railway Christmas and brings you the magic of the season with decorated trains, illuminated locomotives and an elves’ sled in the Grand Gallery. Keep your eyes open and spot the Christmas stockings hidden inside the vehicles! And don’t miss the enchanting model train room!

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

Railway Christmas is also a chance to board the Christmas Train! Kids will get to meet Santa Claus on the train on November 27 and 28 and on December 4, and mail their wish list in the mail-express car. Santa will also be appearing in the Grand Gallery on Saturdays and Sundays between December 5 and 19.

Many other activities are on the agenda, including a visit of the Saskatchewan Car decorated in the style of a Victorian Christmas, and a viewing of The Trolley which looks back at the fabulous story of this mode of transportation. 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 a portion of it at Exporail starting December 19. This new exhibit, Train, a Railroad to Dreams: A World in Miniature running at Exporail until September 5, 2022 will be 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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