Holiday Train Show at New York Botanical Garden

October 25, 2022 Desiree Homer

The New York Botanical Garden is wonderful to visit any time of year. But you should also plan to attend on November 19th for something extra special. It’s the Holiday Train Show, one of NYC’s most beloved holiday traditions! Model trains galore, zipping through the enchanting displays, have delighted fans for more than 30 years. If you haven’t experienced this magical wonderland of trains, you have to check it out for yourself. And if you’re like most people, once you’ve witnessed the wonder and awe of this model train display, along with the NYBG Glow event, you’ll be adopting a new family tradition!

Where: The New York Botanical Garden

When: Starting November 19th and running until January 16th, 2023

Time: 10:00 AM through 6:00 PM


This Year’s Holiday Events

There’s more than just one display to take in with a visit to the NTBG around the holidays. Here’s the roster of fun and seasonal exploring you can add to your calendar!

Explore the Holiday Train Show

See artfully crafted model trains hum around the displays of endless tracks, bobbing and weaving through more than 190 New York landmark replicas. Kids and adults alike are mesmerized by the tiny, energy-efficient lights, and the special evenings feature music, dancing, food, and so much more! There are more than 25 different G-scale model trains and a few trolleys traveling along the nearly half-mile track. And don't forget to look above to see the aerial display of trains humming along NYC bridges overhead!

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NYBG GLOW: An Outdoor Light & Color Experience

It’s the third year for the NYBG GLOW, the landscape of illuminated lights to delight holiday fans. Mark these days on your schedule to be amazed:

November 18–19, 23, 25–26

December 2–3, 9–11, 15–17, 22–23, 26–30

January 1, 7, 14, 2023

Learn more: 

All Aboard with Thomas & Friends™

The littles in your family will be absolutely thrilled to see Thomas on a sing-along adventure and miniature performance. Kids can help Thomas learn about growing a fabulous garden. And a professional photographer will be on hand to help commemorate the special day!

Make the New York Botanical Garden one of your newest holiday traditions, starting with the Holiday Train Show this year!

For more guidance in planning your New York event, let the EMRG Media team take the reins and plan immersive and engaging experiences!

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