Here is the 2012 press release for the Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society Museum Holiday Train Garden - as written by Michael Andy:
The 13th annual holiday train garden at the Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society Museum – 4 Center Place in the Dundalk Village Shopping Center – is slated for Saturday, Dec. 1, through Sunday, Jan. 6.
Daily hours are noon to 8 p.m. with the exception of Dec. 24, when the hours are noon to 5 p.m.
The attraction will be closed on Dec. 25. Admission is free.
Created more than 10 years ago as a modest 32-square-foot display, the train garden continues to expand. This year it will cover nearly 400 square feet of the museum’s main floor. Visitors can expect to see six trains, two trolley lines, villages, mountains, tunnels and a miniature amusement park. With approximately 100 animated items, the 2012 holiday exhibit promises to be a winter wonderland of lights, sound and action.
The fifth annual Luminaria Night, in conjunction with the train garden, will be on Saturday, Dec. 22 beginning at 6 p.m. Hundreds of paper-bag lanterns will provide a warm, soft glow to Dundalk’s Veterans Park and in the vicinity of the museum. Santa will attend for children and a church choir will provide festive music for the occasion. New this year will be our “Luminary Counting Contest” – those who submit the correct response will have their names placed win a drawing for a nice prize.
For more information about the train garden and related activities, visit our website: www.dundalktraingarden.blogspot.com
Mike Andy is the train garden's creater and is the lead engineer of the train garden crew. The crew includes Steve Ellis, Allan Northington and Scott Collier - along with Tina Ellis, Harry Young and a few other folks.
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