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'Night Trains' to return for the holidays at Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum

The annual event is going ahead despite COVID-19.

The Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum in St. Paul will bring back its Night Trains tradition this year, with some changes due to COVID-19. 

From Oct. 31 to Feb. 27, visitors to the museum can see first a Halloween theme and then the customary Winter Wonderland model train layout with warm light and Christmas decorations.

The make-believe miniature towns will be covered in snow and will feature models of vintage passenger trains. 

TCMRM guest with mask

Before winter decorations are set up, Night Trains will begin on Halloween with a spooky theme. Costumes are welcome. 

With the museum indoors (obviously) it is taking some steps to minimize the risk of contracting COVID-19, the risk of transmission from which is higher among indoor crowds.

Advanced ticket sales are required for Night Trains due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A maximum capacity of 75 persons will be enforced, and tickets are sold in two-hour blocks, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.

Face masks are required to be worn at all times by anyone over the age of 2. You can book your tickets here.

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