Only a short drive from Newbury, make the most of holiday events at the beautiful Nixon Library. From now until January 7, have your choice of festive things like vintage model trains and a 24-foot wide, 10-foot tall snow-capped mountain of toy trains. With more than 50 feet of rails, the train display features an all-American 1950s Midwestern town, with billowing factories, quaint family homes and expansive farms. A miniature replica of New York’s iconic Hell Gate Bridge towers over the ridges and valleys; the bridge, first modeled by Lionel Trains in the 1930s, still stands between Manhattan and Queens. New this year is are Special Candlelight Evenings will celebrate First Lady Pat Nixon’s love of Christmas and the holiday traditions she inspired at the White House including gingerbread houses. Enjoy live musical entertainment in the magnificent White House East Room, holiday crafts and cookie decorating for kids, hot cocoa, and opportunities to explore the Nixon Library’s new award-winning museum galleries.