There’s just something about a model train that screams holidays — especially when it’s winding around the base of a 12-foot Christmas tree.

The city of North Little Rock will unveil a brand new train exhibit called “North Little Rock Railroads: Building a City” on Sunday, Dec. 4

A must-see of this year’s exhibit will be Union Pacific Credit Union’s Train Treeone of only two twelve-foot trees in the world to feature a Lionel model train winding through it.

The exhibit will open at the North Little Rock Heritage Center at 506 Main St. on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 2-4 p.m. during the North Little Rock Sertoma Christmas Parade. Arrive early to snag a great spot to view the parade down Main Street.

Buddy the Elf will make a special appearance and there will be crafts for kids at the fun, family-friendly exhibit and parade.

The exhibit, hosted by the North Little Rock History Commission and the Friends of North Little Rock History, is free and open to the public. The North Little Rock Heritage Center’s regular hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (501) 371-0755 or email