St. Charles Free Methodist Church is opening its doors to children of all ages for a few more weeks for its “Winter Train Display” featuring a Christmas village and electric trains, both modern and antique. The free display can be viewed at the church, 214 Walnut St., St. Charles, Illinois, from 12 to 7 p.m. each Saturday until the end of January. Special showings for your Scout group, school or other group, younger or older, can be arranged by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The display features a Christmas theme with a large town of porcelain buildings along with assorted figurines, ice skaters, a carousel and even an airport with a flying plane. There are several trains that the kids can run including some trains from Thomas the Tank Engine, along with bells, whistles and other accessories for the kids to work. A Polar Express train is making the rounds on the table too. The antique trains on the display are changed from week to week, and new things are being added continually. The trains are O gauge and the display is about 10 feet by 35 feet.
Go to http://fmchr.ch/stcharlestrains to watch video of last year’s display.
Go to www.stcharlesfmc.org and check the calendar for information about the train display times, services and the St. Charles Free Methodist Church.