Santa will make his annual appearance at the Crossville Model Railroad Club on Monday, Dec. 2. Santa’s arrival is the finale of the Polar Express event that draws kids and their families to the Crossville Outlet Mall to kick off the holiday season.
This free event starts at noon with 4,500 square feet of model trains running all day in the club, decorated for the holiday season with lights, a tree and Christmas Village. At 6 p.m. Mrs. Claus reads The Polar Express to the gathered children while a scale model of the famous train runs on nearby tracks. Then the big guy in the red suit arrives to sit in his sleigh and let the young ones sit on his lap while they tell him what they want for Christmas.
A professional photographer will be on hand to take free photos of the children with Santa as the club’s gift to the community.
The Crossville Model Railroad Club is located in the Crossville Outlet Mall, exit 320 off I-40, next to Subway in the north end of the mall, and is open six days per week. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is always free.
Also included is the Upper Cumberland Railroad Society museum, open to the public free of charge. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 742-0151, or see the club’s web site at www.crossvillemodelrrclub.org.