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Ales N' Rails 2023

Dec 16, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
San Diego Model Railroad Museum, San Diego, CA
Ticket Information
Tickets are available for online sales only. All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.

Only persons ages 21+ will be allowed on the premises during the event. If you cannot show proper identification at the door, you will be turned away.

Ticket purchase includes:
Access to museum and galleries
Beer tastings and food on a first come first served basis
Live music and ugly sweater contest
Raffle basket drawing participation require separate purchase on site during event

Presale for Non-Museum Members starts at $40, day-of tickets are $45 per person.

SDMRM Museum Members and other parties will be provided with discount codes via email communication. Make sure to check your inbox if you are expecting to use one.


SDMRM Members Early Access beginning Friday, September 22, 2023

General Public Access beginning Monday, October 2, 2023

On Sale
Dec 16, 2023
@ 12:00 AM

San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Your continued support ensures that we continue this tradition for generations to come. Donations make a difference and we invite you to help us carry on our mission and vision to ignite passion in the artistry of modeling and railroad history.
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General Terms
All items are non-refundable, all sales are final.
Refund Policy
All items are non-refundable under any circumstances.
Age Restriction

All event guests must be ages 21+ to attend and provide valid proof of identification upon entry.

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When & Where
Dec 16, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM PST
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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Participating Breweries 2023
Event Summary

Mark your calendars, Ales N’ Rails 2023 at SDMRM is on
Saturday, December 16 from 6:00pm – 9:30pm!

Help us raise $10,000 to support the preservation of the museum's permanent exhibits and the award-winning model railroad clubs who design and maintain them all for you to enjoy.

Usher in the holiday season with a party that supports local arts and culture AND local businesses! Festivities include:

  • Beer tasting from some of San Diego’s best breweries
  • Wear your most abundantly adorned, cheesy, and downright hideous holiday sweater for a chance to win a prize
  • All museum model train exhibits will be running for guests to experience
  • PLUS live music, amazing raffle drawing opportunities, food, and more!

Remember, Ales N’ Rails is an ages 21+ up event ONLY!

More Details

Important Event Details:

Event Ticket Prices:

  • Pre-sale SDMRM Museum Members: $30
  • Pre-sale General Public (non-Museum Members): $40
  • Day of event: $45

Ales N’ Rails is ages 21+ up event ONLY!

No outside alcohol is permitted on the premises.

Don’t Drink and Drive! The San Diego Model Railroad Museum wants you to have a good time at Ales N’ Rails, but also wants you to get home safely and responsibly. SDMRM encourages all events attendees to make sure they have a designated driver or utilize ride share services to get to and from Ales N’ Rails.

Can’t make it to Ales N’ Rails this year? 
Help us reach our goal!
Visit our website and make a donation to Ales N' Rails. Every dollar raised supports the preservation of SDMRM's permanent model railroad exhibits and our resident model railroad clubs who design, maintain, and operate each of them for your enjoyment!

Visit the Ales N' Rails event page to help us reach our $10,000 goal today:

Event Sponsors 2023