While doing some searching to find something fun to do on a Saturday night, I came across the special Night Trains event that the TCMRM hosts during the holiday season on Saturday evening. They turn down the lights and light up the little villages and special holiday trains that encompass 2 separate buildings. So after we grabbed some dinner, we hit the event just as it opened, which was perfect because it wasn't busy and there wasn't a huge crowd.
We got to look at all the villages and they have great railings with special wooden foot stalls for little kids to stand on and be able to see everything. When we made it to the 2nd building, we found several trains set up for kids to actually turn on and off and control lights, sound, and exactly how fast they wanted their train to go. Owen really enjoyed that part! It was definitely fun to see his excitement as the trains whizzed past him. One of his favorite things was to look into this little tunnel at one of the train set ups and watch as the 2 trains traveled under the tunnel.
I am sure we'll be back in the future to take in more train action. Any MN local that wants to go to the Night Train event, they run every Saturday evening (6-9pm; $10 a person for ages 5+) through February.
|SO excited for the oncoming train!|
|Just one of the fun villages set up and lit up|
|I'm an engineer, I've got this!|