Holiday Train Show®
November 19, 2022 – January 16, 2023
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | At the Garden
New York City’s Most Beloved Holiday Tradition Is Back!
NYBG’s Holiday Train Show—a favorite holiday tradition—has been making memories for over 30 years! See model trains zip through an enchanting display of more than 190 replicas of New York landmarks, each delightfully re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, lotus pods, and cinnamon sticks.
Plus, take in NYC’s largest outdoor holiday light experience at NYBG GLOW, returning for its third year with even more illuminated displays. Thousands of dazzling, energy-efficient lights and whimsical, picture-perfect installations reflect the surrounding gardens and collections, creating a spectacle not to be missed. These special evenings feature music, experiences, food, and more—making for the ultimate night out this season.
Explore the Show
Learn more about the landmarks, trains, and artistry behind over 30 years of the Holiday Train Show®.
NYBG GLOW: An Outdoor Color & Light Experience
November 18–19, 23, 25–26; December 2–3, 9–11, 15–17, 22–23, 26–30, 2022; January 1, 7, 14, 2023
This holiday season, NYBG GLOW returns for its third year. Discover the beauty of our landscape and historic buildings after dark, breathtakingly illuminated across the Garden.
Building upon sold-out evenings the past two years, NYBG GLOW expands across even more of the Garden’s magnificent collections. And take in our fun-filled evening offerings with artistic, music, and pop-up performances around the Garden.
Start a new holiday tradition with NYBG GLOW!
All Aboard with Thomas & Friends™
January 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, & 22, 2023
Everyone’s favorite train returns as the star of a mini-performance for familys to enjoy during their Garden visit. Driver Sam and his friends provide a fun-filled, interactive musical show featuring a photo-op with Thomas after the show.
Enjoy the Benefits of Membership
Benefits include first access to tickets, free All-Garden Pass tickets, exclusive Member previews, and more. Join Now.
At the Patron Level, enjoy the best of the exhibition with additional benefits and special viewing opportunities.
Read All About It
See what media outlets had to say about the Holiday Train Show over the years.
“At the NYBG Holiday Train Show, Magic Is Passed Along through Generations”
“Holiday Train Show Paying Homage to NYC Landmarks Set to Return on Nov. 19”
“Annual Holiday Train Show Comes to NY Botanical Garden”
—News 4 New York
“Inside The New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show”
Bloomberg Connects App
Explore the Holiday Train Show and NYBG GLOW on the free Bloomberg Connects App. Download now and engage with exclusive content, audio tours, plant images, and more.
Branch Out from the Ordinary This Holiday!