Though an evening downpour drenched crowds that came to Town Hall Green for the town tree-lighting ceremony Friday, train buffs of all ages later made tracks to the nearby Fairfield Museum and History Center for the opening of the annual Holiday Express Train Show.

Set up across large-scale layouts in the museum's auditorium, model trains of all sizes zipped across varied landscapes with features of all sorts.

The Holiday Express Train Show is at the Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, through Jan. 4. For more information, call 203-259-1598 or check the website www.fairfieldhistory.org.