Christmas Train Fantasyland
Daily through December 2011 except for Dec. 25th, Noon to 5 p.m.
Richmond Furniture Gallery, 180 Fort Wayne Ave., Richmond
Discover the magic of trains with free kids train rides, model train displays and more. Presented by the Richmond Railroader Society. This is a free event. For more information, call (765) 939-3325 or visit www.InHistoricRichmond.com
Watts Christmas Tree Farm & Train Shop
9180 E 700 South
Watts Tree Farm started as a dream of original owner Jim Watts to pursue his love of landscaping. Watts and his wife and children bought the Christmas tree farm in 1961 and that first year sold trees door to door. Jim’s wife Dottie made ornaments to sell in the cabin of the farm. More than a dozen years later, Jim and Dottie were in Europe to buy Christmas ornaments, when Jim convinced his wife they should buy a large scale German train to entertain young visitors to the shop. When a customer wanted to purchase the train, Watts became a Christmas tree farm and a train shop. The shop sells complete train sets as well as individual pieces (cars, tracks, you name it) to railroad enthusiasts. For the kiddos, there is a large selection of Thomas the Tank Engine trains, as well as Playmobil and Papo figures.
For store hours, call 1-800-542-7652.