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Railroad Museum Hosts 2-day ‘Small Train Holiday’ This Weekend

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Small trains simply make the holidays more magical.

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum have exciting plans to dazzle, delight and engage post-Thanksgiving visitors with a special Small Train Holiday on Friday, Nov. 27, and Saturday, Nov. 28.

For this special two-day holiday extravaganza, the Museum brings together a magical assortment of trains, hundreds of feet of track and an array of buildings and accessories. For just two days a year, local organizations and devoted individuals set up shop in the Museum, filling the Roundhouse with delightful model and toy train layouts of every description. Visitors of all ages will marvel at the variety of locomotives that pull pretend passengers and scaled-down shipments through all kinds of scenery, whether modeled on real places or created in the imaginations of the collectors. Additionally, guests can enjoy participating in a discovery-filled scavenger hunt throughout the Museum.

With all the fun and festive activities happening inside the Museum, there’s plenty to do outdoors in Old Sacramento State Historic Park as well.  Interested guests can visit with Santa Claus in the Eagle Theatre from 2:30 – 9:30pm Friday through Sunday on Thanksgiving weekend then Wednesdays through Sundays until December 20.  While it’s free to take a moment to share holiday wishes with the jolly old elf, children can have their picture taken with Santa by a professional photographer for a fee.

Also, the dazzling and free Theatre of Lights program will brighten the evening skies with a nightly symphony of lights, sounds and visual effects that started Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 6pm and continues Thursdays through Sundays plus other special days through New Year’s Eve (except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day).

All Small Train Holiday activities are included with Museum admission: $10 adults; $5 youths ages 6-17; free for children ages 5 and under.  For more information about the Small Train Holiday or the Railroad Museum in general, please call 916-323-9280 or visit csrmf.org.

 

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Traci Rockefeller Cusack

Traci Rockefeller Cusack has 25+ years of media and public relations experience.  Her work experience includes News10 (ABC) as Promotion Manager from 1989-1998 (where she developed and launched “Coats for Kids’ Sake,” a winter coat drive that lasted 20+ years plus coordinated Oprah Winfrey’s first ever visit to Sacramento) and Fleishman-Hillard as Vice President from 1998-2005 (where she led the wildly successful statewide “California Grown” program and also produced the five-minute video that played on the Jumbotron on Opening Day at Pac Bell Park). In 2007, she launched T-Rock Communications and currently handles a wide range of marketing activities for a number of top-notch organizations.

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