Union County, NJ – Model train fans of all ages can travel the rails of time at the annual 2014 Holiday Light and Sound Show and Open House at The Model Railroad Club in Union Township. This year marks the 65th anniversary of the club, an all-volunteer non-profit organization partnered with the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal.
“This annual Union County holiday event offers a unique experience for the whole family,” said Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak.
The holiday show features the club’s world famous 1,600 square-foot HO scale layout and a double-decked N scale layout. Visitors can also view work in progress on a gigantic new HO scale addition, including an engine terminal and roundhouse from the era of the great steam locomotives.
Discount advance tickets are available now. Tickets may be purchased from the ticket window at The Model Railroad Club building, located on Jefferson Avenue off Route 22 East in Union Township, New Jersey (behind The Home Depot). The window is open from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Advance tickets may also be purchased by mail or online through the club’s website, www.tmrci.org.
The discount advance prices are $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for children ages 3 through 15, and $5.00 for seniors age 60 and over. Prices are higher at the door on the days of the show. Children age two and younger are free.
The show schedule is:
Friday, November 28 from 12:00 noon to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, December 5 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, December 12 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Model Railroad Club was founded in 1949 as the Summit-New Providence HO Model Railroad Club. The Club now occupies a building on Union County parkland that was designed, built and maintained entirely by its members, under a unique arrangement with the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal. Free parking is available on site and the building is wheelchair accessible.
For more information, contact The Model Railroad Club at (908) 964-9724 on Saturdays between 1:00 and 5:00 pm, call (908) 964-8808 for a recorded message, or visit the Club’s website at www.tmrci.org.