I run big trains in my big back yard. Every year since 2007 (I think), I've decorated all the trees with lights and set out trains for little kids to run and a movie-style popcorn popper for everyone to enjoy. The amount of activities, treats, etc. varies with which family members can help me set up and run things each year, but every year is fun. Here's a link to last year's Christmas-Themed open railroad. http://familygardentrains.com/newbost/1 ... y_2014.htm
This year, the event will be on Nov. 14, near Springfield Ohio. If you're going to be anywhere near Springfield Ohio that day, send me an e-mail and I'll send you directions.