Great Trains Holiday Show

the Great Trains Holiday Show

OPENS Friday, November 25 – LAST DAY Monday, January 16, 2023

Don’t miss the return of a favorite Wilton holiday tradition – trains, trains and more trains – and Santa, too!

Returning the day after Thanksgiving! One of the most cherished of Wilton’s traditions – a visit to experience the Great Trains Holiday Show! Take the children in your life to an entrancing afternoon with trains and holiday excitement. Wilton Historical’s historic 18th and 19th century buildings are charmingly decorated and 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 all sorts of delightful animals showing up in unexpected places! The displays enchant visitors of all ages with lots of buttons to push and knowledgeable “train engineers” on hand to “talk trains”.

See a marvelous miniature holiday village, twinkling with lights – a seasonal delight!
Thrill to the sight of dozens of charming tiny buildings, people and activities in this amazing show village. Teeming with skaters, children sledding, horses pulling wagons, swans swimming and even Ebenezer Scrooge in his gloomy house!


DATES: Friday, November 25- Monday, January 16, 2023
Closed Sunday, December 25 and Sunday, January 1, 2023

TIMES: Open Wednesday to Saturday from 10:00 – 4:00, and Sundays 12:00 – 4:00.

Open half day (10:00 – 2:00) on Saturday, December 24, Saturday, December 31

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

Check back for program listings


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!