Joy Rides

It’s That Magical Time Of Year To Enjoy The Many Holiday Train Gardens On The Shore

CAMBRIDGE

CAMBRIDGE RESCUE FIRE CO.

December 1-30; Weeknights: 6-9 p.m. Weekends: 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.

The holiday-themed train garden features little towns, industrial areas, rural areas, scenic areas and several emergency rescue displays. The display, now in its 82nd year, has grown to 14 trains running on 750 feet of track. It is created each year by the volunteers with the Cambridge Rescue Fire Company — taking six RFC members nine weeks and more than 400 man-hours to assemble. This is  a family-friendly event, perfect for all ages!

More info: Facebook.com/RescueFireCompanyCambridgeMD


DELMAR

DEL-MAR-VA MODEL RAILROAD CLUB

Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Dec. 7-8, Jan. 4-5, Jan. 11-12; Saturdays: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sundays: noon-4 p.m.

The club’s 34th annual Holiday Open House features four weekends of great fun for the whole family! Come see over 8,000 sq. ft. of operating train layouts on many different scales.

More info: DelmarvaModelRailroadClub.org


RIDGELY

EAGLE LINE RAILROAD

Various days December 3-January 9

Owner/collector Talley Ober has hosted holiday open houses since 1995, and over the years, his collection has grown to become one of the Eastern Shore’s largest and includes: Lionel, Mike’s Train House, Atlas, K-Line, Williams, L.G.B. and American Flyer.

More info: EagleLineRailroad.com


EASTON

EASTON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

November 29-December 25

The 5th annual holiday Easton VFD Holiday Train Layout has tripled in size since 2013 thanks to the generous support of and donations from the community. This year’s features include animated displays, lights, local favorites and Lionel trains operating on hundreds of feet of track.

More info: EastonVFD.org

POCOMOKE

DELMARVA DISCOVERY CENTER

December 14: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Come to Santa’s Train Land to enjoy hot chocolate and photos with Santa Claus, while taking in Pocomoke Area Model Train Club’s large train display.

More info: Visit Delmarva Discovery Center’s Facebook page

OCEAN CITY

LANDS END FELLOWSHIP

November 27-January 6

This train garden features three trains and a trolley — all on three different levels. The top level has 2-4% grades unsupported by trusses. Visit them online for specific days and hours of operation.

More info: Visit Lands End Fellowship’s Facebook page


SNOW HILL

Corddry Company Crossing CLUB

November 29-30 and December 6, 5-8 p.m.; December 7-8, 1-4 p.m.; December 14-15,
noon-4 p.m.; December 21-22, 28-29,
as well as Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m.

Come experience the 27th Annual Corddry Company Crossing Train Garden at the Pocomoke River Canoe Company and turn back the clock to a time reminiscent of Snow Hill many years ago. Children and their families will love this enchanted wonderland reduced to “O” gauge in size.

More info: SnowHillModelTrains.com


BERLIN

MAIN STREET DELI TRAin GARDEN

November 29-December 31

The 8th Annual Train Garden features five “O” gauge trains on three levels, along with several animated pieces. Visit their site for hours of operation.

More info: Facebook.com/MainStreetDeliBerlin


OCEAN CITY

WORCESTER COUNTY LIBRARY

December 1-January 11

A beautiful train garden with five trains running, buttons to press, working operating accessories and a scavenger hunt. Visit their website for specific days and hours of operation.

More info: WorcesterLibrary.org

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