Civil War Santa Celebrate Christmas Civil-War-style...


November 22, 2001|By Jennifer Duel

Civil War Santa

Celebrate Christmas Civil-War-style this weekend on the USS Constellation, Pier 1, at the Inner Harbor. A Civil War Santa, dressed in red, white and blue, will share his own memories of wartime celebrations of the holiday as well as written accounts by sailors, soldiers and civilians. Living-history interpreter Kevin Rawlings portrays Santa. In addition, visitors young and old are welcome to share their Christmas wish list with Santa in the historic captain's cabin and enjoy refreshments.

The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission is $6.50 adults; $5 seniors; $3.50 ages 6-14; 5 and under free. Call 410-539-1797, Ext. 432.

Holiday train garden

Get a sneak peek Saturday at the big holiday train garden at the Fire Museum of Maryland. The display, designed by volunteers, includes an array of 1940s-style O27 trains and O-gauge track. The museum, which has presented a holiday train garden since 1986, also invites visitors to view its collection of 40 antique fire engines and a working fire-alarm office. The children's Discovery Room will be open as well.

The preview takes place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. Afterward, the train garden will be on display Dec. 27-30. The fire museum is at 1301 York Road in Lutherville. Admission is $6; $5 seniors/firefighters; $4 ages 3-18; under 3 free. Call 410-321-7500.

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