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Now through December 28, 2018
1 to 5 pm Sunday through Friday 10 am to 5 pm Saturdays 10 am to Noon December 24 Closed December 25
Sun City Huntley's Kishwaukee Valley and Eakin Creek Model Railroad Club Holiday Train Display Prairie View Lodge 122880 Del Webb Blvd. Huntley, IL
The display features eleven G, O, HO, and N scale trains all running in a winter wonderland of snow, lighted buildings and detailed mini scenes.
The club also will be raffling off three Lionel train sets with a drawing on Sunday, December 23. Participants do not have to be present at the drawing to win.
Nov. 23 – Dec. 21, 2018
10 a.m. – 5 p.m
Dec. 22, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Chicago Botanic Garden Wonderland Express 1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
See over 20 trains winding their way through holiday scenes featuring 80 organic structures of iconic locations in the USA.
Mike Ritschdorff is hosting an open house & operating session on News Year's Eve & News Year's Day. The iconic NWPOCA has been featured in many national publications & is well worth a visit. His latest addition to the layout includes many structures built by the late MMR Don Cook.
E-mail Mike for directions and further information about this event at: