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Toot Toot: Muzeo Holiday Express

Have some tracks around the base of your tree? Find inspiration and nifty sights at this train-tastic show.

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    Have some tracks around the base of your tree? Take to the rails, then, for this train-tastic seasonal exhibit (find it in Anaheim).

    IF YOU CAN FIT ONE TRAIN... under the tree, then you might be able to fit two. And if two trains can choo-choo beneath the bottom branches of your stately domestic fir, then you might consider adding a third. Soon, the floor around your tree isn't occupied by the traditional tree skirt, nor wrapped gifts, nor nutcrackers or toys or the usual gewgaws seen in such a situation: You've gone full train, and happily. You, then, are like many engine-loving aficionados, the train enthusiasts that often have a track set up at home throughout the year. But come the holidays? The back-up tracks come out, and your small trains take on festive decorations, and soon your seasonal look is very much about the world you've created via cabooses, depots, and lines of on-the-carpet rail. It's a pretty wonderful sight, the holiday model train, and it is one that Muzeo in Anaheim is paying tribute to through Jan. 8, 2017. It's the...

    MUZEO EXPRESS: HOLIDAY MODEL TRAINS... show, and it features "themed layouts such as Thomas the Train, California landmarks, and a vintage department store window sponsored by Macy's." Perhaps you can find some inspiration in these imaginative worlds, by spending a morning with the trains and the wee worlds they occupy, or you can join a special Muzeo event. There are a few family-nice happenings ahead, including a Holiday Tea, so eye all the dates. A number of train-smart people assisted on this choo-choo steam-forward display, so count on seeing some cool stuff. Just the sort of cool stuff you might want to try under your own tree at home with the one... er, two... we mean three tracks you've placed in a loop around the Christmas tree's trunk.