For NYBG Members
Become a Member and avoid the holiday crunch!
Members do not pay when reserving their tickets for the Holiday Train Show but space is limited and advanced ticketing is required. Come back as often as you like to see our entire Holiday Train Show lineup, including Gingerbread Adventures, The Little Engine that Could™ performances, and in January, Thomas the Tank Engine™.
- Extended Evenings: December 3, 8 and 17; 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
- Exclusive Early Access Every Day: Time slots will be available for Members-only from 9-10 a.m., before the Garden opens to the public
And for 3 Weeks Only!
Guest passes will be accepted weekday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to close November 19 to December 10, except November 26. No guest passes will be accepted at any other time.
MEMBER’S INSIDER GUIDE TO THE HOLIDAY TRAIN SHOW
To ensure that you make the most out of your Holiday Train Show experience we’ve collected a few essential details.
- All Members must have a ticket in order to enter the Holiday Train Show. Members also need tickets to visit Thomas the Tank Engine in January. We advise that you reserve your tickets in advance on site, online at nybg.org or by calling (718) 817-8716 ($8 processing fee only for phone orders). Tickets are subject to availability.
- Entry-time for the Holiday Train Show is every 15 minutes (10:15a.m., 10:30a.m., etc). But tickets do sell out; please order your tickets in advance to secure your desired show date and time. Membership does not guarantee desired entry-time.
- The least crowded times to experience the Holiday Train Show are weekday afternoons, Tuesday - Friday. Weekends and Holiday Week (December 23-January 2) are the most busy. On weekdays, and early in the season, there are fewer crowds and more opportunities to take advantage of our Member exclusive specials and programs.
- In addition to the Holiday Train Show, there are various activities for the whole family going on at the Garden, including Gingerbread Adventures at the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. For more information please click here.
Interested in becoming a Member and attending Holiday Train Show for free? Find a Membership level that’s right for you.
To Become a Member please click here.
As a Member you will receive:
- Year-round admission* to the Garden
- Invitations to Members-Only previews and special events
- Access to all special venues, including the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and Everett Children’s Adventure Garden
- 10% discount at Shop in the Garden
- Discounts on education programs for adults and children
- Subscription to Garden News, our quarterly newsletter
- And so much more!
Membership is the perfect way to experience the Garden’s splendor year-round.
In addition to the Holiday Train Show, admission to special Garden exhibitions like The Orchid Show is FREE with your Membership*. There’s also plenty of fun for the entire family every season with exciting programs in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden and Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden. Gain unlimited access and take pride in the knowledge that you are helping to support our community, educate our children, protect our environment, and preserve the biodiversity of our precious planet.
*Some special events may be excluded. Seniors (65+) receive 20% off the Individual, Dual, Family, and Supporting membership rates.