All the Photos from Santa’s Helicopter Arrival at the Cincinnati Museum Center


Santa made his way to the Cincinnati Museum Center in a different flying apparatus on Nov. 29. The man in red arrived to visit the holiday attractions at Union Terminal by helicopter instead of reindeer-drawn sleigh.

The Museum Center has been transformed into a whimsical winter wonderland for the 73rd-annual Holiday Junction Duke Energy train display. See toy trains zooming around a mini city, faux snow, custom wintery LEGO creations and a view of the Union Terminal rail yard. In addition to a whole lot of locomotives, the event also features a special "interactive winter wonderland" where guests can build snowmen, leave footprints and even take a ride on a train. You'll also get a chance to see Thomas the Tank Engine and friends. (Adult tickets cost $14.50; senior tickets cost $13.50; ages 3-12 tickets cost $10.50; ages 1-2 tickets cost $5.50. Tickets are free for children under 1 and members.)

The Cincinnati Museum Center will have extended hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Dec. 1. For more info visit

11/29/2019 | Photos by Mitchell Parton