There are lots of opportunities to see Santa in Cincinnati, but Christmas at EnterTRAINment Junction is perhaps the most surprising. Of course, everyone knows Santa loves trains, but Christmas at EnterTRAINment Junction really gives you the whole holiday experience.
From whimsical displays to a journey to the North Pole to the most authentic Santa in town, Christmas at EnterTRAINment Junction is one holiday event that really captures the magic of the season.
EnterTRAINment Junction is a destination in and of itself. It’s the world’s largest indoor train display (right here in Ohio!) and it’s open year round. Train enthusiasts will marvel at the never-ending display, which takes you from the locomotive’s rustic beginnings up through the present day. There is so much to see, and my kids always love pressing the buttons and interacting with the trains.
Christmas at EnterTRAINment Junction adds some extra fun with holiday scenes and sparkly little Santas hidden throughout the display. Harvey loved looking for the Santas.
Speaking of Santa, you must travel to the “North Pole” and visit him. You’ll take a magical journey through a Winter Wonderland (located in the A-Maze-N FunHouse) to the North Pole where you can see the Reindeer and Elf Workshop. Then visit Mrs. Claus in her kitchen and, of course, visit Santa in his study.
Harvey is a little skeptical of Santa, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Mrs. Claus warmed him up with a freshly baked cookie, and then led us into Santa’s study. I’m not sure if it was the cookie or the prospect of presents, but Harvey happily visited with Santa, and was all smiles.
Separately, but definitely worth noting, is the free holiday display located in the Expo Center. The Main Street Holiday Trains display takes up the entire room, and is a must for little train lovers. There are several different miniature displays, plus fun photo opps throughout the room.
Christmas at EnterTRAINment Junction runs daily through Jan. 2, 2019. A Do-It-All Ticket gets you admission into all the holiday activities. Please note Santa visits from 11 am till close daily with a 30-minute nap at 3 pm. (Santa returns to the North Pole after Christmas.) For more information, visit EnterTRAINment Junction’s website.