NYBG GLOW creative


November 24, 26, 27; December 2, 3, 4 (SOLD OUT), 9, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30; January 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 22

5–10 p.m.


Experience the magic of New York City’s longest entirely outdoor illuminated color spectacle

This holiday season, let it GLOW at The New York Botanical Garden. Discover the beauty of our landmark landscape and historic buildings after dark, breathtakingly illuminated with a newly expanded 1.5-mile colorful outdoor experience.

These lively nights return for their second year at NYBG with more displays to wander through and explore. See NYBG’s iconic sights and buildings come to life as dramatic, glittering canvases with the Haupt Conservatory and Mertz Library Building as the centerpieces. Colorfully lit paths and trees, thousands of dazzling LEDs, illuminated plant stories, and whimsical, picture-perfect installations reflect the surrounding gardens and collections—creating a spectacle not to be missed!

Round out your experience with an after-dark visit to the Holiday Train Show® under the glow of the Haupt Conservatory by purchasing a special combination ticket. Enjoy a drink, hot cocoa, and a bite to eat at one of our outdoor bars or the Bronx Night Market Holiday Pop-Up. And take in even more festive evening offerings with artistic ice sculpting and music around the Garden.

Start a new holiday tradition and get outside this season with NYBG GLOW!


  1. Advanced purchase of timed-entry tickets are recommended to guarantee admission; tickets do sell out.

    A separate ticket for NYBG GLOW is required; to see both the Holiday Train Show and GLOW, select a special combination ticket.

    Holiday Train Show + GLOW

    Includes evening access to the Holiday Train Show in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and NYBG GLOW installations across the grounds.

    Pricing Public Patron/Member
    Adult $49 $35
    Child (2-12) $34 $25
    Child under 2 Free Free


    Includes evening access to all NYBG GLOW installations across the grounds; does not include access to the Holiday Train Show.

    Pricing Public Patron/Member
    Adult $35 $25
    Child (2-12) $20 $15
    Child under 2 Free Free


Take a Sneak Peek at NYBG GLOW

Enjoy Drinks and Pre-GLOW Dinner

Purchase a cocktail, beer, wine, and more from one of our outdoor seasonal bars. Enjoy a pre-show meal or light bite at the Hudson Garden Grill (last reservation at 5:30 p.m.). Make your reservations on opentable.com

About the Holiday Train Show

During GLOW, enjoy the beloved Holiday Train Show after hours with a special combination ticket. See model trains zip through an enchanting display of more than 175 New York landmarks, each delightfully re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, lotus pods, and cinnamon sticks.

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