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A model train fest, a parade of glowing ships and more.
A model train fest, a parade of glowing ships and more.

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35 things to do with kids during winter break

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1. Geek out over spectacularly detailed model trains, and don’t miss the chance to drive a freight train simulator. (OPENS FRI.)
2. Catch a free movie about epic animal journeys. Can a polar bear family cross the frozen sea before it melts? (FRI.)
3. Marvel at a free parade of glowing Christmas ships from your cozy perch near a beach fire. (SAT.)
4. Learn how owls can find their prey in total darkness and get a chance to dissect owl pellets. It will be a hoot! (SAT.)
5. Discover the true meaning of Christmas at this elf-filled adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” for kids(SAT–SUN.)
6. Celebrate Hanukkah with menorah lightings, music and other “gelty” pleasures at these local kid-friendly events. (SUN.)

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