I know that sounds ominous, but I’m actually talking about something awesome! The Huntington Holiday Train is back at the Columbus Metropolitan Library.
The Huntington Holiday Train is back! We’ll officially launch it at our Nov. 28 Main Library Holiday Open House. Thanks to @Huntington_Bank and Applied Imagination for this downtown treasure, on display through Jan. 2. #HuntingtonHolidayTrain pic.twitter.com/uXeFVqIcyc
— Columbus Library (@columbuslibrary) November 19, 2018
The 600-square foot train includes multiple miniature trains that run on over 280 feet of track. In addition to 50 pounds of artificial snowflakes, the train is nestled in dozens of miniature buildings, all of which are made from natural materials like leaves, bark, pinecones, and moss.
The attraction was built in 1992 by Applied IMagination founder Paul Busse and until 2009, it was displayed in the lobby of the Huntington Building at Broad and High.
For the past nine years, it’s found it’s holiday home at the Main Library.
Highlights of the holiday train set-up include a 6-foot-tall cathedral and an 8-foot-tall castle and a waterfall that pumps 600 gallons of water per hour.
The Huntington Holiday Train will be on display until Jan. 2, 2019.