Home for the Holidays Photo Contest Winners

Lionel Train under the Christmas Tree 2013

Bright lights and Lionel Trains decorate the Zayas-Collins’ tree.

Thanks to everyone who shared their holiday cheer and Lionel trains traditions with us in the Home for the Holidays photo contest! From snapshots of family time around the tree to pictures of elaborate villages and train tracks, the photos entered in the contest were truly a delight.

In many cases, it was less about the photos than the story that came along with them. Our first place winner, Jim Lenz, shared this photo of his family’s rail garden, assembled over more than 55 years by him and his father. Both men are professional firefighters, and their family loves showing the Train Garden off to surprised friends.

Lenz Family Train Garden, Present and Past

The Lenz Family Train Garden has grown over four generations and 50 years.

Without further ado, the winners of the Home for the Holidays photo contest are:

$500 Select Registry™ Gift Certificate: Jim Lenz of Pasadena, MD, with 401 votes.

Lionel® O gauge set:

  • Adam I., 350 votes
  • Kristy N., 342 votes
  • Terry S., 316 votes
  • Randy P., 314 votes

Lionel® Polar Express™ G gauge set:

  • Michael V., 308 votes
  • James S., 275 votes
  • LaNay Z., 194 votes
  • Roy M., 186 votes
  • Sarah A., 156 votes

The following entrants were chosen at random to receive prizes from Lionel® trains — anyone who entered was eligible! Lionel will contact these winners in regards to their specific prize.

Lionel Train under Christmas Tree

Select Registry members, like the Inn at Warner Hall, participated, too.

  • Chris P.
  • Jack C.
  • John P.
  • Tom D.
  • Dale T.
  • Patrick K.
  • Courtney P.
  • Don T.
  • Raymond P.
  • Ronnie T.
  • Laura B.
  • Jim H.
  • Charles W.
  • Debbie B.
  • John G.

Of course, if you didn’t win, all these prizes are available through the Lionel Store, and you can browse Select Registry’s roster of B&Bs and inns at SelectRegistry.com.

Winners will be notified individually by Select Registry and/or Lionel Trains. Thank you to everyone who entered!

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