This excerpt is from a past edition of OhioTraveler.com
Christmas at EnterTRAINment Junction runs through December.
Just off Main Street inside EnterTRAINment Junction’s large Expo Center, visitors can enjoy three free holiday train displays. Here visitors will find three unique holiday train layouts, including a Lionel train display originally exhibited at the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis. There is also an HO-scale holiday train display featuring the ever-popular Dept. 56 buildings and villages, plus, a third holiday train display set against a beautiful winter wonderland backdrop and was created by members of the Greater Cincinnati Garden Railway Society.
The free holiday train displays are only a part of the many family-favorite offerings to experience at Christmas at EnterTRAINment Junction with 80,000 square feet of holiday fun, all under one roof, all in a climate-controlled environment. While the holiday train displays in the Expo
Center are free to the public, admission to all other EnterTRAINment Junction’s attractions, including the world’s largest indoor G-Scale model train display, can be purchased at a special Do-It-All price.
In the imaginative Journey to the North Pole themed walk-through attraction, visitors are transported to an amazing winter wonderland with snowy landscapes on the way to the North Pole and a visit with Santa. The walk-through features a post office, a sleigh house, a reindeer barn and an elves’ workshop where Santa’s helpers are busy making toys. Visitors meet Mrs. Claus, who offers children a holiday cookie, then, down the hall and into a study, there he is – jolly ol’ Santa himself, awaiting children to listen to what they want for Christmas. (Santa is on vacation beginning Dec. 26.)
Of course, all of the other spectacular EnterTRAINment Junction attractions are part of the holiday-time experience, including the popular, hand-built 1,000 ft. replica of the historic Coney Island Amusement Park, the weird-and-wacky A-Maze-N FunHouse, a giant kids’ interactive play area and the American Railroading Museum.
Visitors entering EnterTRAINment Junction immediately encounter a holiday themed Main Street area, a 1930s’ cityscape trimmed in seasonal lights and decorations. Main Street has a sidewalk café, gift shop, several party rooms for holiday parties and Junction Hobbies & Toys, located just inside EnterTRAINment Junction’s front doors.
The incredible hobby & toy shop has the area’s largest collection of Thomas the Train merchandise, G-Scale, HO and N-Scale trains and accessories, dollhouses, and numerous unique, educational and nostalgia toys. Special sale items span the entire Christmas at EnterTRAINment Junction run.
EnterTRAINment Junction is located at 7379 Squire Court, off I-75 at the Tylersville Rd. exit (#22). For more information, call (513) 898-8000, or (877) 898-4656. Website: www.entertrainmentjunction.com.