Great Trains Holiday Show

the Great Trains Holiday Show will return in 2021

OPENS Friday, November 26 – LAST DAY Monday, January 17, 2022

Program details to come

Trains, Trains, Trains – and Santa, too, for the holidays at the Wilton Historical Society!

After the familiar Thanksgiving rituals of parades, turkey and football, keep the family fun going, and enjoy the beginning of the holiday season. Take the children in your life to an entrancing afternoon with trains and live entertainment. Dressed for the holidays, the Wilton Historical Society’s historic 18th and 19th century buildings are transformed into a train-lovers delight with many different model train layouts winding through tiny towns with a variety of different kinds of buildings, tunnels and even a working gondola! The display enchants visitors of all ages with lots of buttons to push and knowledgeable “train engineers” on hand to “talk trains”.


DATES: Friday, November 26- Monday, January 17, 2022
Closed Saturday, December 25 and Saturday, January 1, 2022.

TIMES: Open Wednesday to Saturday from 10:00 – 4:00, and Sundays 12:00 – 4:00.
Open half day (10:00 – 1:00) on Friday, December 24 and Friday, December 31.

ADMISSION: Free for members of the Wilton Historical Society; $5 per non-member child and $10 for non-member adults.

Program listings will be coming soon!

And for gifting, don’t miss the Betts Store Museum Shop

The Museum Shop, like the original 18th-century Betts Store, always features locally-made and one-of-a-kind items, many hand-crafted. The store is freshly stocked for holiday shopping, and is brimming with an eclectic and interesting collection of affordable finds and follies! At the Betts Store you will discover beautiful gifts for holiday giving, including jewelry, scarves, books, puzzles and letterpress note cards plus nifty toys, games and crafts for kids. There is an excellent selection of home accessories and hostess gifts…unusual candles, honey and jam, artwork, mugs, bowls, cups and tea towels, including a good selection of Wilton-themed items featuring local landmarks. The store is committed to supporting local craftsmen and businesses; all items are made in the U.S.A.

Watch the video below for a festive preview of the trains!

Video courtesy of David Riss of Greyskye Marketing. Thank you David!