Children can have their picture taken with Kris Kringle, an early 1900s German Santa Claus, in a 1890s fire chief’s sleigh, Opening Day, Nov. 30, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Free photo with admission.
While you wait for your photo, join kids of all ages as they enjoy the Holiday Train Garden. Featuring the new Underground Subway, the Bromo Seltzer Tower and a burning building, complete with fire engines and men on the fire ground. Watch antique O-Scale trains and a street car wind their way past Baltimore neighborhoods, the Zoo, Gwynn Oak Amusement Park and the Viaduct.
The Holiday Train Garden is open Saturdays, Nov. 30–Dec. 21, and Dec. 26—28, 10 a.m.-4 pm. In addition, a band playing Victorian-era Christmas music will perform on Dec. 14, 11:30 am.
Visitors are invited to stroll through two centuries of (40) antique fire engines and an 1871 Baltimore City Fire House, then dress up in turnout gear and climb on a 1938 Fire Engine in the Discovery Room. Lots of hands-on activities.