Model trains, Santa highlight Cross Orchards Christmas show

By Press Release


Cross Orchards Historic Site invites community members to celebrate the holiday season at the 30th annual Model Train Christmas Show presented by The Grand Valley Model Railroad Club (GVMRRC). This Christmas event will be hosted four weekends in December from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday, at 3073 Patterson Road.

Guests are invited to enjoy hot cocoa and cookies as the GVMRR Club showcases the western slope through the eyes of the HO, N, and G gauge scale model trains. The Rio Grande Chapter of the National Railroad Historical Society will also have the Uintah Railway exhibit open, with its crown jewel: the Uintah Caboose #3, says Cross Orchards curator Matt Darling.

"A new addition this year will be the Cross Orchards Gallery which will be open for people to enjoy hot chocolate and other snacks. Most importantly, the Cross Orchards ride-on train will be giving rides through the orchards where Santa will be handing out cookies at the historic bunkhouse," says Darling.

Admission for the Christmas Train Show is $4 for adults, $1 for children and $7 for families. Train ride admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children and $5 for families.

For further information on the Model Train Christmas Show and other museum happenings, please visit http://museumofwesternco.com or contact Matt Darling, 970-261-7839.