Cincy Traditions at Holiday Junction


I love traditions and I love Christmas.  Aaaaand I love Cincinnati.

There are just so many Cincinnati traditions that I look forward to each year and the holiday train display is one of them!

I have such great memories as a kid of my parents taking us downtown to see the trains.  And just I love sharing those kinds of things with my kids now.  The trains have a new permanent location at the Cincinnati Museum Center.  You always know it’s that time of year when you see the trains on display!  (oh yeah, and when you see Santa, too!)



“1946 in partnership with the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad. The portable model train display at Duke Energy’s headquarters grew, as the railroad grew, through the 1940s, ’50s and into the ’60s.

In 2011, Duke Energy gifted the trains to Cincinnati Museum Center to ensure the trains and beautiful historic displays will stay in the Greater Cincinnati area for all of Duke Energy’s families, friends and customers to enjoy.”


It’s holiday fun for all ages.  A true Cincy tradition.

Make some new Christmas memories this year.  Visit the trains!

You can enter Holiday Junction for free as a Museum member or as a Duke Energy customer (with a special confirmation code.)

The last day for free exhibit entry with your Duke Energy confirmation code is Tuesday, Dec. 24.

The Holiday Trains are on display Nov. 8, 2013 – Jan. 5, 2014

Download a free Holiday Tradition coloring page and Learn more at the Cincy Museum website.

Share pictures from your visit using the hashtags #Cincytraditions and #holidaytrains.


Want more trains while you’re there?

Catch a ride on Rocky Mountain Express at the OMNIMAX® Theater.

See the free exhibit Along the Line: 1930s Railroad Photographs by John W. Barriger III in the Ruthven Gallery

Stop by Tower A, the original control tower for Union Terminal.

Tower A is open from noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays from Nov. 8, 2013 through Jan. 5, 2014.


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