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Cincinnati's beloved holiday classic returns Nov. 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT: Cody Hefner (513) 608-5777,

Holiday Junction featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains, classic OMNIMAX® film and Santa ring in the holidays at Cincinnati Museum Center

CINCINNATI – Just hear those historic trains click-click-clacking choo choo. Oh, it’s lovely weather to put an exhibit together for you.

Since 1946, families have gathered around the historic Duke Energy Holiday Trains, watching with wide-eyed whimsy as brightly-colored circus trains, sleek sleeper cars and coal-laden hopper cars (for those on the naughty list) zip around snowbanks and past crowded streets. Now in their 77th season, the holiday trains will charm crouching adults and shoulder-sitting children as the Cincinnati holiday tradition continues.

Of course, no holiday is complete without a visit to Santa. And we don’t think you’re ready for this bowl full of jelly because CMC’s Santa is too jolly-licious. With the reindeer resting up for the big day, Santa is getting a little help from UC Health to make his airborne arrival on Friday, November 24. And, regardless of which list you’re on, he’ll be sitting by his fireplace eager to put his elves to work on your holiday wish list.

If you’re struggling with what to give this holiday season, consider treating a friend – or treating yourself – to a year of exploration, discovery and memories together. CMC Memberships are 20% all holiday season, online or in-person. So give the gift of Membership this season. It’s always the right size and never goes out of style.

Rocky Mountain Express returns to the OMNIMAX® Theater

If you still haven’t had your fill of trains after visiting Holiday Junction, pop into the OMNIMAX® Theater to catch Rocky Mountain Express. Climb aboard a steam-powered locomotive for a breathtaking journey along the Canadian Pacific Railway that’s equal parts train-loving nostalgia and stunning expanses of panoramic scenery.

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