As many of you know, I love trains. Everywhere you go this season, you will find a train added to the decorations. So find an activity you want to go to and plan to add some time to just gaze at the trains and their elaborate set ups.

  • Duke Energy - Here is one of the longest ongoing train displays - 63 years -in the country. Incorporate it into your activities downtown, like skating on the Square. More than 300 train cars are housed in the lobby of Duke's headquarters, 129 E. 4th street.Cincinnati Union Terminal trains
  • Union Terminal - 2000 square feet of train track set up on four levels...a sight to see! You'll enjoy Holiday Junction. 1301 Western
  • Hiatt Regency Hotel - The hotel's kitchens have created a gingerbread village for the trains to wind through. 151 W. Fifth Street
  • Behringer Crawford Museumin Covington - Housed in the historic Devou home, you can see the Faragherg-gauge railroad set up with hand painted village to recreate the local scene. Thomas the Train is there, too. This is now a permanent exhibit at the museum. 1600 Montague Rd, Covington
  • Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad - this time is is a real train that you can ride to holiday village with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. 127 S. Mechanic, Lebanon
  • Christmas Journey at EnterTrainment Junction - new this year, there are three displays to walk through including one originally exhibited at the Children's Museum in Indianapolis and one designed by the Cincinnati Garden Railway Society - 7379 Squire Court, West Chester