Press Release

For Immediate Release: November 23, 2021

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Model Trains and Food Trucks

COVID-19 safety protocols apply at this event.

Union County, NJ – Model train lovers in Union County can once again enjoy a beloved seasonal tradition, as the Model Railroad Club opens its doors for the new Holiday Train Show and Open House series beginning on Friday, November 26.

Featuring an elaborate, multi-track HO layout and much more, the shows will take place at the club’s headquarters and workshop, the A. Paul Mallory Model Railroad Center, located at 295 Jefferson Avenue in Union Township behind the Home Depot off Route 22 East.

For the first time, food trucks will be on site during the holiday shows, offering a variety of meals and snacks for purchase.

 “Sharing the holiday season with the Model Railroad Club has been a favorite family activity in Union County and beyond. We encourage everyone to come and enjoy the new train shows and learn more about the art and craft of running model railroads,” said Union County Commission Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

The 2021 Train Show and Open House series begins Friday, November 26 and continues for the weekends of November 27-28, December 4-5, and December 11-12. Hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online at themodelrailroadclub.org, or in person at the  Railroad Center. The Railroad Center will be open on Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for in-person ticket sales.

Advance tickets are $9 for adults (ages 13-59), $7 for senior citizens (aged 60 and older), and $4 for children ages 3 to 12.

Tickets purchased in person are $10 per adult (ages 13-59), $8 per senior citizen (aged 60 and older) and $5 for children ages 3-12.

Tickets are free for children 2 and under.

For more information on ticket sales including discounts for groups of 10 or more, please call The Model Railroad Club at 908-964-9724.

Visitors are asked to follow all posted COVID-19 safety protocols while attending the Train Show and Open House.

The Railroad Center is wheelchair-accessible and parking is free. It is located in a multi-purpose area of Lenape Park in Union Township, under an arrangement with the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation. Visitors entering the Home Depot parking lot from Route 22 can follow the signs to the access road.

For more information about The Model Railroad Club, visit themodelrailroadclub.org.

More information about the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation is available at ucnj.org/parks-recreation.

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccination, free testing, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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