Nov. 21 2015 through Jan. 18 2016
HOLIDAY TRAIN SHOW®

NOV 19 2016—JAN 16 2017



Celebrating 25 years of the Holiday Train Show





Enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center on nearly a half-mile of track. The recent exhibition expansion continues with more trains and a true New York finale featuring a whimsical tribute to the iconic Coney Island amusement park’s architecture and attractions.

Explore a winter wonderland across our 250 acres with special tours, a cappela performances, Winter Harmonies Concerts, a poetry reading with recently named NYBG poet laureate, Billy Collins, and activities for kids. Take care of your gift list at NYBG Shop and stop for a bite to eat at the MasterCard® Gingerbread Café.



Advanced reservations are strongly recommended.




 
 
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About the Landmarks


The enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory showcases more than 150 scaled iconic buildings and structures under thousands of twinkling lights. Step into a city in miniature where famed New York architecture is recreated using bark, leaves, and other natural materials. The recent exhibition expansion continues with more trains and a true New York finale featuring a whimsical tribute to the iconic Coney Island amusement park’s architecture and attractions.

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About the Trains


Look for more model trains than ever before, with nearly a half-mile of track hosting over a dozen large-scale model railway locomotives. Don’t forget to look up as you explore—a number of new bridges featured in this year's exhibition come together to create an aerial display of trains soaring overhead!

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About the Artist


What one may see as just a piece of bark or a fallen berry, Holiday Train Show® creator Paul Busse envisions as stone on the Brooklyn Bridge or an ornament on St. Patrick's Cathedral. On a walk through the woods on his property in Alexandria, Kentucky, where he and his wife, Margaret, run their design company Applied Imagination, he and the artists on his team inevitably bring back some interesting tidbit that can be used in crafting one of his magical displays.

Paul's reputation as a designer of wondrous landscapes built around trains and structures made from plant parts took off when he mounted the first Holiday Train Show® for The New York Botanical Garden in 1992. Since then, he has produced special exhibits for many other venues around the country; his current work can be viewed at:
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Bar Car Nights


November 19, 26;
December 2, 3, 16, 17, 23, 30;
January 7, 14;
7–10 p.m.


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 expanded Holiday Train Show® as the centerpiece. Sip a cocktail as you journey through a series of station stops, including pop-up acts featuring some of NYC’s favorite street performers

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