Holiday Traditions @BCM

Now Open

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Behringer-Crawford Museum becomes Holiday Central with its beloved Holiday Toy Trains, which have delighted Northern Kentucky families for generations. The exhibit includes over 250 feet of model train tracks, vintage Lionel and Plasticville trains, Thomas the Tank Engine and more than 30 moving, interactive displays.
 
The holidays get off to an early, festive start at BCM when our Holiday Toy Trains start their 27th year of delighting generations with more than 30 animated, guest-operated features and 250 feet of track running through busy cities and snowy countrysides.
 
 

 

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 Wiley Wahoo's Winter Wonderland 

Also on display is Wiley Wahoo's Winter Wonderland, an animated exhibit based on the children's book by Kenton Hills author Diana Grady, "The Holiday Adventures of Wiley Wahoo & Me!"
 
 

 

 

 

 

 Dickens' Village

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Just off the museum’s veranda, where the animated railroad display dazzles guests each year, is a jewel box of a gallery filled with hundreds of miniature, hand-painted, ceramic mansions, shops and figurines, all lit and decorated for the holidays. It is the museum’s Dickens Village, donated by former Cincinnati Realtor Almon R.Smith and arranged by a group of avid collectors known as the Queen City Villagers.

The village is an homage to Charles Dickens, depicting characters and scenes from his books and his life. There are Ebenezer Scrooge’s flat and Tiny Tim’s cottage, Portobello Market Road and Kensington Place, Fezziwig’s Warehouse, lamplighters, carolers and Oliver Twist. There’s also Gad’s Hill Place, where Dickens lived, and the Swiss Chalet, where he wrote. The museum acquired the village, which is part of the Department 56 series, in 2010. We thank the Queen City Villagers for their help assembling this exhibit, which takes close to 100 man hours to set up each year.

 

Special Holiday Attractions: 

 

Saturday, December 1, 2-4 p.m.: Hills of Kentucky Dulcimers

The popular dulcimer group will perform seasonal music. 

Strolling Carolers 11Sunday, December 2, 2-4 p.m.: Strolling Carolers

The Covington Carolers in Victorian garb will fill the halls of BCM with holiday songs.

Friday, December 7, 6-8 p.m.: City Days@BCM: Edgewood NIght

Several local communities are sponsoring special times for their residents to explore BCM’s holiday exhibits for free. Guests should bring proof of residency.

Saturday, December 8, 10:00 a.m.-5 p.m.: City Days@BCM: Ludlow Day

Several local communities are sponsoring special times for their residents to explore BCM’s holiday exhibits for free. Guests should bring proof of residency.

Saturday, December 8, 1:30-3 p.m.:  NKU SOTA Dance Troupe Performance and Movement Workshop

Dance Troupe is an outreach and dance company that represents Northern Kentucky University School of The Arts and brings the arts to the community through performance and teaching movement workshops.

1:30pm-NKU SOTA Dance Troupe Performance 
2-3pm-Movement Workshop- holiday inspired for children of all ages. 

**Sign up now to reserve your spot; space is limited. (30 children max)
Parents, sign up children and provide the following….
Child’s name and age, parent's name, email address and phone number. For reservations, email Regina Segrist at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (859) 491-4003.

Saturday, December 15, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.: City Days@BCM: Fort Mitchell and Lakeside Park

Several local communities are sponsoring special times for their residents to explore BCM’s holiday
exhibits for free. Guests should bring proof of residency.

Sunday, December 16, 1-5 p.m.: City Days@BCM: Park Hills Day

Several local communities are sponsoring special times for their residents to explore BCM’s holiday
exhibits for free. Guests should bring proof of residency.

Friday, December 28, 2-3 p.m.: Jake Speed

It’s American folk, bluegrass and ragtime with Jake Speed , who returns to BCM’s Rivers Gallery for another rollickin’ holiday concert.

Monday, December 31, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Party

Crafts, games, snacks and fun for the whole family as they count down to 2019. $7 for BCM members;$12 for future members.

 

 

 

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors:

The Rich and Lisa Boehne Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation

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Behringer-Crawford Museum
1600 Montague Road - Devou Park
Covington, Kentucky 41011

Phone:  (859) 491-4003
Email:    info@bcmuseum.org

 

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