WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- As we approach December, Christmas can be felt more and more in the Cape Fear.
Tuesday night, the Wilmington Railroad Museum gave a sneak peek of its Christmas Train & Light Spectacular to members of the media. The display shows off more than 11,000 Christmas lights and a classic model train. Families can enjoy a visit from Santa and cup of hot cider.
"This is the first time we've tried a show like this in the museum itself," Museum Director Mark Koenig said. "It's mostly indoors, and folks get a chance to get out of the weather. Another thing, it's a walk through kind of program, and folks get to linger and look at things without feeling crowded or rushed."
The event kicks off Friday and runs through December 23 on Fridays 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays 7:30-9:30 p.m.
The Wilmington Railroad Museum also hosts readings of "The Polar Express" on Saturdays and Sundays leading up to Christmas. Members of the WWAY news team will read the classic Christmas story to kids, who will also get a visit from a very special guest who has a very special gift for them.