Night Trains® 2022-2023 Season

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Night Trains® 2022-2023 Season

Night Trains® season is a special Holidays tradition at the Twin City Model Railroad Museum.

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Twin City Model Railroad Museum 668 Transfer Road #8 Saint Paul, MN 55114

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About this event

The Magic of Night Trains® returns for our 2022-2023 Season! As we did last season, we are offering limited advance ticket sales in 2 hour time blocks. $15 per guest, kids 4 and under are free. There will be no group rate for the 2022-2023 season due to COVID precautions.

This popular seasonal event begins on October 15th and continues every Saturday (except Christmas Eve) from 3:00 to 7:00 pm through February 25th, 2023. Plus the Mon/Wed/Fri of the weeks before and after Christmas. Check our Facebook Page and Website for additional times, dates and special events.

What is Night Trains?

The museum’s collection of model trains of all scales and toy trains of yesteryear come alive throughout the Museum (Sorry, no real train rides here). Night Trains Season magic begins as the lights are turned down and the buildings and street lights glow warmly, setting the scene for specially lighted models of operating vintage passenger trains. The make believe towns are covered in snow and holiday decorations are up all over the miniature towns.

COVID Precautions

Please stay home if you are feeling ill, we can process ticket exchanges via email.

Please maintain good social distancing practices.

Museum staff are doing extensive cleaning before, during and after each shift.

2022 – 2023 Special Evenings

*Special appearances may change without notice. Please watch our Facebook page for the latest info.

Halloween Night Trains – October 15th, 22nd and 29th – See spooky trains and Halloween decorations on the layouts! Costumes are welcome! Treats will be handed out. (Spooky Trains admission is only $10 per person)

November – We are slowly switching from Halloween trains to winter decorations and then to Christmas decorations.

Black Friday Night Trains – Friday, November 25th – make the museum part of your Thanksgiving weekend plans!

December – Stay tuned for more information on our Santa events on December 10th and 17th!

Christmas/New Year's Week Bonus Nights Dec. 19th, 21st, 23rd, 26th, 28th, 30th – looking to entertain guests from out of town or need a break from shopping? Come enjoy the sights of sounds of our miniature trains as a break from the holiday hustle.

January – Christmas decorations will end in January but we will maintain winter decorations through February.

Night Trains is a registered trademark of the Twin City Model Railroad Museum.