All Aboard for Holiday Fun
Time & Location
About the Event
On Saturday, December 12, the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History is hosting a holiday event featuring activities for kids of all ages, all of which are free with regular Museum admission. The highlight of the event will be a screening of the Christmas classic The Polar Express (2004). The film will be shown twice throughout the day, once at 10:30am and again at 2:30pm. Prior to each screening, at 10am and 2pm respectively, the popular children’s book upon which the movie is based will be read aloud. Kids are encouraged to wear their favorite pajamas or winter clothing. Only at the Southern Museum can you experience The Polar Express alongside real-life, historic locomotives.
Other holiday activities will be taking place throughout the day. The Museum staff will have a dedicated area where kids can learn about the history and types of model trains. Crafting activities will allow kids to build their own toy and ornament to take home. The Museum lobby will also be decorated for the event and will provide a perfect backdrop for a holiday photograph.
The Museum's store, the General Emporium, will feature new train items, lots of children's books, toys, clothing, and collectibles, perfect holiday gifts for train enthusiasts, kids, and fans of history.