Duke Energy Trains have a New Home + 4 Free Tickets

A trip downtown to the CG&E building (now Duke Energy) to see the trains was a holiday tradition for as many of my childhood Christmas' as I can remember.  I have taken my boys to see the trains for many years also! I'm a little sad that this favorite memory of mine will no longer be the same.

After 65 years at the same location, the trains have been gifted to the Cincinnati Museum Center.  They will be part of the Cincinnati Museum Center Holiday Junction Featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains beginning this holiday season.  Starting this Saturday, 11/5/2011, the trains can be seen at the Holiday Junction Exhibit.

Duke Energy Customers can get up to 4 Free admissions (Up to 2 adults + kids) to Holiday Junction.  Here's how:

  • If you receive a paper bill, there was a voucher attached to your October Duke Energy Statement. Check to see if you still have it.
  • You can request a Holiday Junction voucher online. Have your Duke Energy account number ready when you place your request.

Vouchers can be redeemed from 11/5/2011-12/24/2011.  It will take 48 hours for online voucher requests to be processed.  I just requested mine and I'll update what happens next when it happens.  I'm guessing vouchers will be emailed.

Additional tickets can be purchased for $8.50/adult and $6.50/child.  Holiday Junction is located in the Natural History Museum so you be able to enjoy the museum in addition to the trains.

A Free Holiday Train Express will travel from Fountain Square to the Museum Center every 20 minutes on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  Save the $6 Museum Center Parking and enjoy more downtown holiday happenings with this option.

Trips to Union Terminal was also something I enjoyed as a kid and of course my kids have been there many times too!  I know that the Cincinnati Museum Center Holiday Junction Featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains will be a new tradition we all will enjoy!

by Savings Lifestyle: Becky on November 03, 2011


  • Esther - November 03, 2011 @ 1:50 pm

    I was sad to see the trains moved! My family would come Downtown every holiday season just for the trains and I’ve been doing the same with my little ones for the past few years. I’m sure we’ll enjoy the trains at their new home, but I can’t help but wonder how people will afford it. After all, when the trains were in the Duke building, it was free. To my knowledge (and correct me if I’m wrong), the train display will no longer be free. In such tough economic times, I think it stings a little more knowing that a fun–free–family tradition no longer exists. I’m so sorry to rant!

    • Savings Lifestyle: Becky - November 03, 2011 @ 2:43 pm

      Me too Esther! I agree though that the Museum Center will do a great job! Be sure to request your four free voucher.

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