Model Railroad Clubs Holiday Sound and Light Show to pull into Union

Model railroad show is a Union County, NJ, tradition
A Union County tradition, the annual Holiday Sound and Light Show hosted by the Model Railroad Club, will open at noon on Nov. 23.

The centerpiece of this festive extravaganza is the club's "sprawling, meticulously detailed" HO scale layout at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center, located in a mixed-use area of Union County's Lenape Park off Route 22 East in Union Township.

"The Holiday Sound and Light Show is a wonderful opportunity for Union County residents and families to create holiday memories to enjoy, treasure and pass along to the next generation," said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. "The Railroad Center is a unique community resource that testifies to the dedication, skill and creativity of model railroad fans, and they pull out all the stops for this annual event."

This year, the Holiday Sound and Light show will be held on Friday, Nov. 23 from noon to 8 p.m. Shows will continue from 7 to 10 p.m. on Fridays; from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays; and, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays until Dec. 9. The last show of each evening starts approximately 30 minutes before closing.

"The show is designed to capture the imagination with a 'you are there' feel, and the layout itself is a decades-long labor of love at the heart of our mission," said Railroad Club president Tim McCollum.

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