Holiday Festival of Trains at the Goleta Library

The Santa Barbara Public Library System presents “Holiday Festival of Trains” at the Goleta library for a special 3-day holiday display. People of all ages are invited to enjoy a sampling of Dave Halbeisen’s extensive model train collection. Model trains will chug around tracks on a very large table display in the Multipurpose Room at the Goleta Library, 500 North Fairview. The trains will be on display Friday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, December 8 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 9 from 1 a.m. to 5p.m.

This is the 22nd year that Dave, a private collector, has shared his wonderful collection of trains, small people and animals, miniature snow covered forests and other scenery for library visitors to enjoy. Other surprises might include a fire station, snow village and a water tower. There will be at least three miniature trains running.

For more information about the “Holiday Festival of Trains,” contact the Goleta Library at 805-964-7878. Visit the Library’s website at to find out about this and other programs at all of the Santa Barbara Public Libraries. All library programs are FREE and open to the public.


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