Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Great Trains Holiday Exhibit at the Wilton Historical Society

Black Friday’s Best Deal is Time with your Children and Grandchildren . . . Wilton’s favorite train exhibit and A Christmas Carol return for a day of family fun.  Great Trains Holiday Exhibit at the Wilton Historical Society opens Friday, November 27, 12-4  

The much anticipated Great Trains Holiday Exhibit: An Interactive Wonderland will open the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 27 from 12 - 4. Dressed for the holidays, the Society’s historic 18th and 19th century buildings are transformed into a train-lovers delight with eight different train layouts winding through tiny towns with many different kinds of buildings, tunnels, cable cars, and two working Ferris Wheels! New this year: a Wilton-themed HO layout; expanded “O” gauge layout; and a working Lego train set. The interactive display enchants visitors of all ages with lots of buttons to push and knowledgeable “train engineers” on hand to “talk trains”.   In a special train room for the youngest guests, there are buttons galore plus Thomas the Tank Engine and a Brio set for hands-on fun.

The Great Trains Holiday Exhibit will run from Friday, November 27, 2015 through Monday, January 18, 2016 on Thursdays – Saturdays, 10-4; Sundays 12-4; and Wednesdays by appointment. Admission is free for members of the Society, and $10 for non-member adults. Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road/Route 7, Wilton, CT 06897   More information at www.wiltonhistorical.org

To add to the holiday fun, A Christmas Carol One-Man Show by Dickens’ Descendant Gerald Charles Dickens will be performed  on Friday, November 27 at Wilton High School’s Clune Center at 7 p.m.   This heartwarming show-of-the-season is performed by Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great grandson of literary master Charles Dickens. Gerald, an actor and producer hailing from Oxford, England, will be performing his captivating rendition of this timeless holiday classic. Presented at 7:00 pm, the event benefits the Wilton Historical Society. Admission is $15; tickets are available at www.historicalchristmasbarn.com.

The Historical Christmas Barn is located in the historic Lambert House at 150 Danbury Road (corner of Route. 7 and Route 33), Wilton, Connecticut, and is open Monday – Saturday: 10 – 5 and Sunday 11-5.  For more holiday event information visit www.visitfairfieldcountyct.com.

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