Here Comes Santa Claus!


Preparations are well underway for Santa's yearly visit to the Historic B&O Roundhouse. This year our annual Christmas open houses will take place over two weekends and for the first time ever, include evening hours. Midwest's volunteer elves are busily preparing by stringing lights along the outdoor walkways and decorating inside and out.

Dates and times for the open houses are Saturday November 30th, from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sunday December 1st from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday December 7th from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Sunday December 8th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Santa, along with one of his elves and the Grinch will be on hand to visit with kids of all ages and there should be great opportunities for photos. Everyone will be treated to a short ride through the yard on our vintage Pullman car, Mt. Baxter. 

We are looking forward to a great turnout so pass the word to family and friends and help make these last events of 2019 a big success. And, if anyone is available to help out during any of the open houses come on down and lend a hand. Help is always welcome and needed for the registration desk, gift shop, tour guides, parking assistance and to keep everyone safe during their visit, especially this year with the extended evening hours.

Greg Antz lay out candle lights along the walkway by the turntable

Dave Bartsch puts the finishing touches on a lighted tree

Greg has captured a couple of reindeer and struggles to light them up before releasing them in the yard

Greg has captured a couple of reindeer and struggles to light them up before releasing them in the yard