The twinkle lights are going up, Santa comes to town next week and the holiday season has just about come to town as the Birmingham Historical Museum and Park gets ready for Saturday's opening of their annual model train exhibit.
Stop by anytime this holiday season through Jan. 12 to check out the annual exhibit, featuring more than four trains on elevated tracks. Every year, the display mixes holiday trains with plenty of colorful modern locomotives, like the Hogwarts Express or a Lego train.
This year, the Birmingham Historical Museum is celebrating the Roaring Twenties and will be integrating model train styles and backdrops from Birmingham's early 20th century past.
In addition, kids will be able to check the Toy & Curiosity Shoppe exhibit, which will feature a mock stock window display with toys from the 1920s and 1930s. There will be plenty of hands-on activities for kids as well as interactivie opportunities for adults. A selection of old fashioned toys will also be available in the museum gift shop — perfect for last-minute stocking stuffers.
The Birmingham Historical Museum is open Wednesday-Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students and children five and under are free.