Saturday, November 22, 2008
Holiday toy train display is back at NorthPark Center in Dallas
The Trains at NorthPark exhibit is the most elaborate toy train display in all of Texas.
Ronald McDonald House of Dallas invites everyone to The Trains at NorthPark, a favorite holiday attraction that benefits the agency. Traveling across the United States at various landmarks, this train exhibit is a holiday tradition that rolls into Dallas from November 22 through January 4, 2009 at NorthPark Center, Level 2 by Neiman Marcus.
This year’s co-chairmen are Natalie Dossett and Nancy Kerr, and this year’s Presenting Sponsor is American Clean Skies Foundation. Formed in 2007, the American Clean Skies Foundation provides facts on clean energy, such as natural gas, wind and solar, and about the need for greater energy efficiency.
Last year, more than 80,000 people visited the exhibit, the proceeds of which provide the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas nearly half of its annual $1.3 million operating budget. The Trains at NorthPark exhibit is the most elaborate toy train display in all of Texas, with vintage locomotives whizzing on a journey across America, past miniature national landmarks including Mount Rushmore, Dallas’ skyline, New York City’s Times Square and Washington, D.C.’s famous landmarks. More than 40 Lionel-type O-Gauge and the larger G-Gauge locomotives chug simultaneously on 2,500 feet of winding track. The exhibit spans 2,800 square feet, with Dallas’ Reunion Tower and the Statue of Liberty towering overhead.
Hours and times are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The early closing dates are as follows: November 26, Thanksgiving Eve, at 6 p.m.; December 24, Christmas Eve, at 4 p.m.; December 31, New Year’s Eve, at 6 p.m.; January 1, New Year’s Day, at 6 p.m. The exhibit will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas, but open New Year’s Day.
The cost is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children (ages 2 to 12) and senior citizens (65 and older). Children under 2 admitted free. Discount tickets are available at all Tom Thumb stores ($1.00 off regular admission).
Source: Ronald McDonald House
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