Events 2016

The Halton County Radial Railway has a number of events and happenings throughout its operating season. Fun for the whole family!

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Opening Day Saturday, April 30
Welcome to the new season! This is the first day the museum opens its doors to the public after a long winter of hard work and restorations. Come for a ride and find out what's new about what's old!

Mother's DaySunday, May 8
Celebrate Mother's Day at the museum! Mother’s admission free with the purchase of one youth admission.

Wildflower Weekend – May 21-23
New this year!
Conservation Halton will be on-hand from 11am-1pm to talk about the native plants in your home garden and about gardening to benefit the local wildlife. The flowers are out and spring is in the air. Come enjoy the trilliums in full bloom as you travel down the mainline on one of our historic cars.

Father's Day Sunday, June 19
Bring dad for a ride on the streetcars! Father’s admission free with the purchase of one youth admission.

Autumn Colour Weekends September 17-18 & 24-25
The leaves have turned and what better way to see them than riding along in a streetcar! Come check out the beautiful scenes nature has provided.

Halton Region Doors Open – Sunday, October 2
Join us in celebrating the community during this excellent event! FREE admission. Find out more.

Closing Day Sunday, October 30
This is your last chance to ride the rails before the snow falls (hopefully). Come see us before we close the gate!


Canada Day – Friday, July 1
Celebrate our country's birth with a ride on historic streetcars! New this year! We're pleased to announce local vintage car owners will be joining us to display their cars from similar eras. It's Streetcars and Street Cars!

Family Day – Monday, August 1 (Civic Holiday)
This is an event not to be missed! We're proud to host Jane Mullis, author of Paul the Pigeon again this year. The children's book was recently named one of the ten best picture books published in Canada in 2015 by the Ontario Library Association. There will be readings and book signing, so bring your copy or buy one in the Gift Shop. Also, the Milton Fire Department will be featuring one of their fire trucks for the kids to learn more and ask questions. More details for this exciting event to come!

Halloween Spooktacular – Saturday, October 22 & Saturday, October 29, 6:30pm-10pm
All ages event! Walk through the haunted car barn and travel in the old, creaky streetcars along the mainline and enjoy some hot apple cider & scary snacks. If you’re a Halloween fan this is definitely a spooky experience not to be missed! Costumes encouraged. Reservations not required. Tickets sold at the door. Last car ride departs Rockwood Station at 9:20pm.

Christmas on the Rails – Saturday, December 3 & Saturday, December 10, 1pm-8pm
Ride into the holiday season with us! We’re opening our doors one last time until the spring for a unique seasonal experience. There’s nothing like riding the rails through the woods with snow on the trees and Christmas carols in the air and a visit from Santa! Tickets sold at the door.

*NOTE: All events are subject to availabilty and may change without notice.

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