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Barron Arts Center Holiday Model Train Show

Don’t miss the Annual Barron Arts Holiday Model Train Show!

The Barron Arts Center is located in a beautiful building, on the National Register of Historic Places, near downtown Woodbridge. During the holiday season, it hosts the Annual Barron Arts Holiday Model Train Show, a free event open to all.

Although our pictures from the train show is from 2014 and some changes may occur in the display our factual information is updated yearly.

The Barron Arts Holiday Model Train Show is simply a must see! It’s impossible to describe the amount of detail in the displays, the beauty of the model trains, and the looks on the faces of those in attendance. One train has a camera on it and you can watch the “trains eye view” on a television in the room!

Barron Arts Center Holiday Train Show, a great holiday train show in Middlesex County.

The Barron Arts Center Holiday Train Show has local landmarks, a boardwalk scene, sports displays and so much more. Upon entering one of the helpful volunteers will offer you a scavenger hunt list. All items are at kids’ eye view. They are the kind of things kids will want to look for!

Close up of the town scene at the Barron Arts Center Holiday Train Show
Close up of the town scene

The trains and corresponding displays are the work and property of Mike Gelesky, a Woodbridge resident. The day of our visit to Barron Arts Center Holiday Train Show, a few years back, he stood by quietly, enjoying watching the crowd marvel at his creation. He happily chats with guests, letting them know details of the displays, the workings of the trains, and the story behind some of what his scenes are. Look for him if you visit!

Barron Arts Center Holiday Train Show one of the more amazing holiday train displays in New Jersey.
The display!

Don’t leave without a stop into the Barron Arts Center Holiday Train Show gift shop where you will find a Christmas tree filled with handmade origami ornaments. And if you let a volunteer know you finished the scavenger hunt you may get a surprise!

The Barron tree with origami ornaments
The Barron tree with origami ornaments

Where is the Barron Arts Center Holiday Train Show?

The Barron Arts Center is at 582 Rahway Avenue in Woodbridge, NJ 07095. 

Tips for visiting the Barron Arts Center Holiday Train Show

Plan to spend at least a half-hour looking at the Barron Arts Center Holiday Train Show displays. Of course, you’ll probably want to stay much longer.

The space is tight, so leave strollers at home and avoid bringing in extra bags, coats, etc.

Admission to the Barron Arts Center Holiday Train Show is FREE, but donations are appreciated.

There are limited weekday and weekend reservations available. There’s a maximum of 10 allowed in the space at a time, and face masks and distancing are required.

Visit our Barron Arts Center Holiday Train Show schedule for dates and times.

For more information call (732) 634-0413, visit our event listing or their website.

You won’t regret fitting it into your schedule and you may leave wondering how you can incorporate a train display into your holiday decor!

See more Barron Arts Center Holiday Train Show photos from our 2014 visit in our Facebook album.

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tom degeoso

Wednesday 6th of December 2017

is there an admission charge to see the train show , if so how much is it ?

Jennifer A.

Wednesday 6th of December 2017

Admission to the Barron Arts Center Holiday Train Show is FREE.

ANDREW J PROVENZA

Saturday 5th of December 2015

I WANTED TO FINE OUT MUCH WAS TO GET IN TO THE TRAIN SHOW IS TO GET IN

Sue

Thursday 10th of December 2015

It is FREE ?

Jennifer A.

Tuesday 8th of December 2015

Andrew all the information is within the blog post. Enjoy! ~ Jenn

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