two model steam trains on parallel tracks
28th Annual John Costlow Christmas Train Show

29th Annual John Costlow Christmas Train Show

The 29th annual John Costlow Christmas Train Show takes place at the North Carolina Maritime Museum, in partnership with the Beaufort Lions Club. The annual show that features antique working model trains and model trains of all sizes. The train layouts will range from simple circles traditionally found around the Christmas tree to more elaborate systems. Each display has been carefully designed by the owner or operator to appeal to those just beginning this hobby, as well as others who have had a lifetime interest in model railroading.

The 2023 show will be open to the public Friday, December 15 from 4 – 8 p.m., Saturday, December 16 from 10 am – 8 pm and Sunday, December 17 from 11 am – 5 pm.  Free admission.

Photo courtesy of Les Still.

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“Children and adults alike will enjoy the John Costlow Christmas Train Show. It’s has become a family tradition!”

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Event Details

  • Date & Time:
    Friday, December 15, 2023, 4 – 8 pm
    Saturday, December 16, 2023, 10 am – 8 pm
    Sunday, December 17, 2023, 11 am – 5 pm
  • Location: North Carolina Maritime Museum