Let the holiday countdown begin! With so much to do and enjoy this season, one thing that is sure to light up your holiday season is 35 Days of Christmas and Trains hosted by the Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum.
Pack up friends and family and head 20 minutes west from Biloxi to Gulfport for a little holiday magic this year. The annual event kicks off the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 27, and lasts through Thursday, Dec. 31, bringing 35 Days of Christmas and Trains to the residents and Gulfport visitors alike. This is the only time of year the museum, located at 522 Pass Road, is open in the evening.
The free event is open to the public from 5 to 9 p.m. daily. Donations are encouraged—and there’s nothing like thousands of bright, colorful twinkle lights, hands-on train fun and Christmas music to inspire generosity.
Sparkle and Shine
The 35 Days of Christmas and Trains features more twinkle lights than you can imagine! The intricate outdoor designs and displays include everything from glowing palm trees to a winter wonderland and the abominable snowman. From white and blue twinkle lights to bright multi-colored lights, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
With more than 88 running model trains, four outdoor riding trains, a two million piece Lego display, and so much more, this holiday event is a must-do for the entire family. There’s even a train big enough for both the children and adults to ride!
About Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum
The museum and railroad club draw on a proud and long railroad history in Mississippi—more than 200 years, in fact. They are dedicated to “bringing the spirit of the American railroad back to life.” It is home to the largest railroad Lego display in the state as well as multiple scale model train layouts, elevated and ground level G scale trains, interactive layouts for kids to delight in and operate, the outdoor garden displays, and the ride-on trains.
With 35 Days of Christmas and Trains, the spirit of the railroad, trains and season is alive and well. There’s nothing like being home for the holidays. If you are still searching for a place of your own in Biloxi, Summer Chase is ready to welcome you home! Check out our floor plan options here. For more on local news and fun things happen, be sure to read our blog.