Huntington Holiday Train at Main Library starting Nov 25 2013
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November 12, 2013 7:03 pm at 7:03 pm #99602
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The Huntington Holiday Train is rolling into Main Library on Nov. 25 and will be wowing library customers through the end of the year and into 2014.
The impressive 600-square-foot display includes six miniature trains running on more than 280 feet of track surrounded by more than 50 pounds of snowflakes. The miniature buildings – which are all made from leaves, bark, seeds, pinecones, fungus and moss – are modeled off the likeness of actual structures in Germany.
This marks the 22nd year of the holiday attraction, which was built in 1992 by Applied Imagination founder Paul Busse. The train was originally displayed in the lobby of the historic Huntington bank building at Broad and High streets; however in 2008 Huntington graciously loaned the train to CML. This year will be its fifth on display in Main Library’s atrium.
Highlights of the train set include a 6-foot-tall cathedral, an 8-foot-tall castle and a waterfall that pumps 600 gallons an hour. Each building in the display took between one and three weeks to create. The castle and waterfall took more than three months to complete; it took more than 10 months to build the cathedral. The entire display takes two days to set up.
The Huntington Holiday Train is free and open to all during regular library hours – Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m.November 19, 2013 9:10 pm at 9:10 pm #554461
Come see the Huntington Holiday Train when it rolls into Main Library on Monday, Nov. 25. This is the fifth year Huntington has generously loaned us the display, which has delighted people of all ages since 1992. But hurry: The train leaves the station Friday, Jan. 3, 2014!
On Friday, Dec. 6, join us at Main Library for our annual Polar Express holiday event. From 6:30-8 p.m., enjoy crafts, caroling, hot cocoa and cookies – plus a visit from a very special guest! Space is limited, so be sure to register at http://www.columbuslibrary.org or call 645-2275.December 6, 2013 7:51 pm at 7:51 pm #554462
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