From 11 to 2 this Saturday, Dec. 12, Santa will be visiting the Wilton Historical Society, where workshops in pomander making and gingerbread men cookie decorating will be open for dropin crafting fun.
That’s not all. From 10 to 4, the Great Trains Holiday Exhibit: An Interactive Wonderland will be open.
Dressed for the holidays, the Society’s historic 18th and 19th century buildings have been transformed into a train-lover's delight, with eight different train layouts winding through model towns with many different kinds of buildings, tunnels, cable cars, and two working Ferris wheels.
But unlike years past, 2015’s Holly Jolly Saturday will feature a to-scale Wilton- themed track layout and working Lego train set.
The interactive display has lots of buttons visitors can push and knowledgeable “train engineers” will be on hand to talk trains.
In a special train playroom for younger guests, there will be “buttons galore” for the fun of pushing, as well as Thomas the Tank Engine and a Brio set for “handson fun,” a Wilton Historical Society press release said.
The Society’s Betts Store museum shop, freshly stocked with a mix of crafted items, many of which were made locally, will be open selling gifts.
Admission to the Great Trains exhibit is free for all children and Wilton Historical Society members and $10 per adult non-member. Holiday crafts are $5 per person and include both pomander making and gingerbread men cookie decorating.
The Wilton Historical Society is at 224 Danbury Road.