San Diego Model Railroad Museum 

San Diego Model Railroad Museum 



Festive Dining: A Taste of Luxury in the Dining Car Holiday Exhibit 

December 1-January 7 


Festive Dining: A Taste of Luxury in the Dining Car is an exhibit that shows how the railroads became synonymous with luxury in the 1900s. It features more than 120 objects ranging from cutlery to menus, all beautifully crafted from porcelain and silver, in floral motifs and Art Deco styles.  


Polar Express Family Day 

December 9, 11am-3pm  


Get in the spirit of the holidays and enter a magical world full of holiday treats and trains as the San Diego Model Railroad Museum welcomes guests to enjoy The Polar Express. Viewers are captivated in the experience as they follow a doubting young boy on an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, where he finds that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. The show starts at 11:30am. There are also games, a holiday keepsake to make and a special visitor from the North Pole.  


Ales N’ Rails Beer Tasting and Ugly Christmas Sweater Party 

December 15, 6-9pm 


Beer lovers gather in their ugliest attire and hop aboard to celebrate National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. Attendees can enjoy unlimited tastings from local craft brews, including Mike Hess Brewing, Pizza Port Brewing Company, Benchmark Brewing, and Rock Bottom Brewery La Jolla. This event is not simply an excuse to parade humiliatingly-unfashionable seasonal knitwear; it’s a light-hearted and enjoyable fundraising event with a serious aim to fund unique exhibits, public programs and the overall operations of San Diego Model Railroad Museum.  


San Diego Model Railroad Museum is located at 1649 El Prado, San Diego. For more information call (619) 696-0199 or visit