The New York Botanical Garden, self-identified as a “living museum,” is an acclaimed plant research and conservation organization. Over the centuries since its establishment, NYBG earned the title of ‘National Historic Landmark.’ NYBG holds the record as being the largest botanical garden in the United States.
New York City’s Favorite Holiday Tradition is Back!
New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show
November 23–January 26, 2020
Marvel at model trains zipping through an enchanting display of more than 175 famous New York landmarks—imagine the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Center, and other favorites—each delightfully re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, acorns, and cinnamon sticks. See more than 25 G-scale model trains and trolleys hum along nearly a half-mile of track. Don’t forget to look up—NYC bridges come together to create an aerial display of trains soaring overhead!
This year’s show—presented in an immersive indoor winter wonderland adjacent to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory—showcases Central Park, with its iconic landscape fashioned in mosses and hollies and architectural treasures such as Belvedere Castle.
On select Friday and Saturday nights, hop aboard for Bar Car Nights. On these nights exclusively for adults 21 and over, the wintry landscape of NYBG sets the scene for festive outdoor adventures, with an after-dark viewing of the Holiday Train Show®as the centerpiece. Purchase a drink from one of NYBG’s seasonal bars and a bite to eat from the Bronx Night Market Holiday Pop-up, then set out to explore the night’s offerings. Relax and warm up around the fire pits in the Leon Levy Visitor Center, watch art emerge from giant blocks of ice during live ice-sculpting demonstrations, and sing along to your favorite tunes with dueling pianos in the Pine Tree Café.
Make your best holiday memories with crafts and carolers, seasonal treats, a visit from Thomas the Tank Engine™, and so much more!