This holiday season, Arizona Big Train Operators (ABTO) will host its annual Christmas Open Houses, Dec. 8-9 and Dec. 15-16.

There will be 16 locations that have G-Scale Garden Railroad layouts that will be open for “kids of all ages” to enjoy in the Phoenix, Mesa, Sun Lakes, San Tan Valley and Apache Junction. Phoenix locations include 28th Avenue and Orangewood, 32nd Avenue and Orangewood, and 12th Street and Union Hills Drive.

This year, the event will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. each day. Check ABTO’s website at for the locations, photos, video of railroads and updated information.

There are no admission fees but tax-deductible donations are accepted and used to support ABTO activities.



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