19th Annual Holiday Train Show

November 20, 2010 - January 9, 2011
Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

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Experience the magic of New York City dressed to the nines for the holidays.  The New York Botanical Garden's annual Holiday Train Show has become a cherished seasonal tradition for families not just in New York, but across the country.  Marvel as G-scale model trains puff along a half-mile of track in and around the 140 landmark buildings constructed entirely of natural materials: nuts, tree bark, fruits, pinecones, and leaves, housed within the warmth of the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Supporting Sponsor: Brooks Brothers

Called "one of New York City's best holiday gifts to itself," and a chance to "See the city anew," by the New York Times, the Holiday Train Show is a winter wonderland full of twinkling lights and the sights and sounds of New York City at its best.

A visit to the Holiday Train Show is an entire day of fun. Sip a hot chocolate or grab a bite to eat at one of our Cafes, decorate gingersnaps, visit with Thomas the Tank Engine™ (January 1-9, 2011), and stroll through the 250 acres of the Garden's grounds, spectacularly decorated for the show. Still have some names on your holiday list? Find just the right gifts at Shop in the Garden.

Annual Favorites: The original Yankee Stadium, majestic St. Patrick's Cathedral, and some of New York's most treasured Hudson River mansions.

New This Year:

Trans World Airlines Flight Center, John F. Kennedy International Airport

Complete with miniature planes and runway, the iconic, Eero Saarinen-designed modernist masterpiece-in-miniature evokes a time when JFK was known as Idlewild and jet travel was luxurious.

The entire family will love watching the trains, but the fun doesn't stop there!

Four more kid-friendly activities included with your show ticket: