Two kids looking at a model train during the Holiday Train Show in the Conservatory

Holiday Train Show®

Saturday, November 17, 2018 – Monday, January 21, 2019

New York City’s Favorite Holiday Tradition is Back!

Enchanting model trains zip through a display of more than 175 New York 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 past familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge and Rockefeller Center on nearly a half-mile of track. This year’s exhibition showcases Lower Manhattan—the birthplace of New York City—featuring the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and iconic skyscrapers sharing the spotlight among old and new favorites. Making their debut this year are One World Trade Center and the historic Battery Maritime Building along with two vintage ferry boats.

Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out.

view of holiday train show looking at statue of liberty, one world trade, and other lower manhattan buildings

About the Exhibition

Learn more about the landmarks, trains, and artistry behind 27 years of the Holiday Train Show®.

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A train traveling along a track near a half-full glass.

Bar Car Nights

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 Holiday Train Show® as the centerpiece.

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A father holding his child at the Holiday Train Show.

Programs & Events

The Holiday Train Show® is a Garden-wide event, with music, poetry, tours, and kid-friendly programming for families to enjoy throughout the season. See what’s happening during this year’s exhibition.

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