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Friday, November 18, 2011

Lego Train Show

It's the 10th anniversary of the LEGO® Train Show at Cantigny! They are celebrating with a private viewing and party on Saturday, December 10 from 6-8pm. Guests will enjoy the show without lines as they view the spectacular LEGO® displays and meet the builders.  Snacks, desserts and hot chocolate will be served and a cash bar will be available.

Tickets for the party are $12 for adults and $7 for children ages 3-12.  Kids 2 and under are free.  Each ticket includes a holiday keepsake and attendees receive free parking.  Tickets are limited and may be purchased at the webstore or by calling 630.260.8162.

The Lego Train Show will run 9am-4pm on both Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11. The show itself transforms the entire Cantigny Visitors Center into a virtual wonderland for LEGO® fans.  Le Jardin, the Visitor Center’s restaurant and banquet room, is home to the primary LEGO® diorama where creative new elements are added each year.  Secondary displays and a free craft activity occupy the building’s main gallery area and meeting room.

The show is produced by the Northern Illinois LEGO® Train Club and is the group’s largest annual event in terms of floor space and attendance.  Last year’s exhibit attracted more than 6,000 visitors over two days!

Brickmania, a seller of custom model building kits, will be making its second appearance at Cantigny.  Likewise for The Great Chicago Kiddie Express, a trackless train that will chug around outside the Visitors Center each day from 11 am to 3 pm.  Ride tickets will be $1 each or free for kids under 2.

Show admission is free with paid parking of $5 per vehicle (or $2 before 10 am). Cantigny will waive the parking fee for anyone bringing a new and unwrapped toy for the Marine Toys for Tots drop boxes inside the Visitors Center.

While at Cantigny Park, guests are invited to stop by the Robert R. McCormick Museum where seven thematic Christmas trees are on display, each decorated by a different nonprofit organization from DuPage County.  Visitors can vote for their favorite.  Admission to the museum is free.

Cantigny Park
1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60189
(630) 668-5161

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