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“All Aboard” for Local Holiday Tradition, Christmas Train Village


Posted Date: 11/23/2021

“All Aboard” for Local Holiday Tradition, Christmas Train Village

“All Aboard” for the Christmas Train Village
 


     The Polk County Heritage Society ushers in the 2021 holiday season with their 19th Annual Christmas Train Village event. This favorite has been around for multiple generations and is one holiday tradition that locals have grown to count on to get into the Christmas spirit. The society owns and maintains both Heritage Park, in downtown Livingston and The Christmas Train Village display. Volunteers have been busy decorating Locomotive #5 in Heritage Park and preparing their train village for its’ annual Christmas showing.
     The Christmas Train Village display will be open and running on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. between November 26th and December 30th, at 406 N. Washington Ave., inside Good Golly Miss Molly’s Antiques and Gifts. The society invites you to come and make some memories of your own this season. Train starts the day after Thanksgiving.

train     This isn't the normal small train that goes around someone's tree. This ‘O-gauge’ Christmas Train Village has many unique and interesting parts. There is a Christmas parade, depictions of local landmarks, a carnival with animated rides, a zoo, a fishing village, ski-mountains, bobsledders, ice skaters, a flying Santa and so much more. There is a circus train, two passenger trains, a freight train, a trolley, Thomas the Train and a Christmas train.
      The event is free and open to the public with some special requirements, including social distancing, properly worn face masks and limited occupancy. Complimentary face masks will be available. Please remember to follow proper social distancing protocols with those from other households.
     The Polk County Heritage Society is a 501 c-3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of local history.  The society does accept donations to help with the maintenance of Heritage Park and to help restore the Jonas Davis log cabin. The society needs help to save the Jonas Davis log cabin for future generations, please take a moment during this season of giving to consider this special project.
     After visiting the Christmas Train Village, enjoy a drive through town to see the many holiday lightdisplays. Enjoy the historic Main Street district, Anniversary Park, the Courthouse Square, City Hall, Heritage Park, the Public Library, Miss Effie’s Cottage and Pedigo Park. It’s a treat for all ages.
     Livingston Specialty Merchants Guild invites everyone to play around at this event and to keep the fun going by shopping or staying in town like a local. Feel free to follow up the good time by grabbing dinner or dessert at one of our local places to dine. Most importantly, the Guild invites you to come have some time with our town to celebrate, make some memories, take some cute pictures, and seehow we #LivLocal.
 
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Train hours: 
November 26th, 27th from 5pm-7pm
December 2nd, 3rd, 4th from 5pm-7pm
December 9th, 10th, 11th from 5pm-7pm
December 16th, 17th, 18th from 5pm-7pm

December 23rd from 5pm-7pm

December 30th from 5pm-7pm

Location:  406 N Washington. 

((Inside Good Golly Miss Molly’s Gifts and Antiques.
next to the Blue Duck Kitchen & Bar.))

Please be prepared to follow all social distancing and mask protocols during visit.
Admission is as much as you’re willing to donate. (Donations go to support the Polk County Heritage Society and things like this that they do for the community.)

Call for more information 936-327-5945