Wise Avenue Train Garden delights young and old
A well-loved local holiday tradition has returned to light up the season.
The annual Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company Christmas Train Garden has returned for its 39th year, delighting visitors of all ages with a display including hundreds of buildings, trees, animated features — and tiny town residents to enjoy it all.
The successor to the train garden once hosted at the Dundalk Fire Station, the WAVFC train garden
has become a popular attraction for residents and visitors from across region. Thousands descend on the hall each Christmas season to view the detailed display during its holiday run.
But mounting such an impressive display is no easy feat.
It takes approximately six weeks for many dedicated volunteers to assemble the attraction, raising the garden from platforms on the floor to a dazzling display of trains, lights, animated features and more.
The WAVFC Christmas Train Garden , at 214 Wise Ave., is open every weekday from 6 to 9 p.m. and every weekend from noon to 9 p.m., except for Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, when it will be closed. The attraction will remain open through Jan. 7.
A donation of $1 is requested for all visitors over the age of 7. Proceeds directly benefit the WAVFC.
For more, visit www.wavfc.org.
A stream trickles down a snow-covered mountain.
Ruth Todd-Boggs, of the 12th generation, welcomes the family and friends and gives a brief history.
Thousands visit the Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company’s Christmas train garden each year.