Union Terminal Holiday Junction opens on Friday

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - It's a sure sign that Christmas is just around the corner; Holiday Junction featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains will open on November 8, 2013 and run until January 5, 2014.

The Duke Energy Holiday Trains began in 1946 in partnership with B&O Railroad. The portable model train display at Duke Energy's headquarters grew, as the railroad grew, through the 1940s, '50s and into the '60s.

In 2011, Duke Energy gifted the trains to Cincinnati Museum Center to ensure the trains and beautiful historic displays will stay in the Greater Cincinnati area for all of Duke Energy's families, friends and customers to enjoy.

The Duke Energy Train display's new permanent home is off of the Public Landing of the Cincinnati History Museum.

In addition to the Duke Energy Holiday Trains, Holiday Junction features The Toys Through Time vintage toy exhibit, a train ride for kids, and Santa Claus.

Santa Claus will be on the premises from Nov. 29 through Dec. 24 except when he takes a break from 1:00-2:00 each afternoon.

Duke Energy customers are eligible for free passes to the exhibit. Fill out the form here.