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Holiday Train Show Reception is Tonight

And you're invited to the annual Barron Arts Center train exhibition and holiday tree lighting ceremony.


The Barron Arts Center is kicking off its 22nd Annual Holiday Train Show today, November 30, with a reception at the gothic-style former library on Rahway Avenue.

The reception will be held from 5 pm to 7 pm, and is open to all. The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Arts Center property will take place after the reception.

The train show is a yearly event in Woodbridge, and it's so popular it draws crowds from far outside the township. The model trains are curated by Colonia resident Michael Gelesky.

This year, the display of over 300 feet of track will feature a moving, operating playground and three towns including Main Street U.S.A., a small town in the snowy mountains, The Boardwalk with a Ferris Wheel and Tilt-A-Whirl surrounded by an operating monorail.

Eleven different trains will be used in the display with four trains operating at all times.

Other displays include a girls softball game  on the softball field, a trailer park, and an ice hockey rink. The layout can be viewed on all sides, as it is on display in the rouind.

For model train buffs, display cases featuring several gauges from N-scale through G-scale will also be on view.

The train show will be open for viewing from December 1 through the 28. Hours are Monday through Friday, 11 am to 4 pm, and weekends from 2 pm to 4 pm. The exhibit is closed Christmas Day.

Donations are appreciated and help with the expenses.

The exhibit is partially supported by Access Self Storage of Woodbridge, J.J. Elek Realty, and the Woodbridge Township Cultural Arts Commission.

For more information, call the Barron Arts Center at 732-634-0413.

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