New York City’s Most Beloved Holiday Tradition Is Back!
The Holiday Train Show returns bigger than ever with more trains and an all-new, outdoor train display. Start on the lawn to capture your perfect holiday photos at our outdoor mountainscapes and then watch trains zip past nearly 200 iconic New York landmarks under the warmth of the Conservatory. After dark, join us for NYBG GLOW and discover the beauty of our landscape and historic buildings, illuminated across the grounds. And don’t miss the return of our fan-favorite Bar Car Nights, 21-and-over evenings featuring the Holiday Train Show and curated cocktails. 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 17, 24, 25; December 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 26–30, 2023; January 6 & 13, 2024
This holiday season, don’t miss NYBG GLOW as it returns for its fourth year! Discover the beauty of our landscape and historic buildings after dark, breathtakingly illuminated.
During these special evenings, the Garden’s iconic sights and buildings, including the Haupt Conservatory and the LuEsther T. Mertz Library Building, become dramatic, glittering canvases. Thousands of dazzling, energy-efficient choreographed lights and sound along with picture-perfect installations create a spectacle not to be missed. While you’re exploring, enjoy drinks and light bites for purchase at one of NYBG’s outdoor bars or the Bronx Night Market Holiday Pop-Up.
Start a new holiday tradition with NYBG GLOW!
Bar Car Nights
December 7 & 14, 2023; January 5, 2024
On special evenings exclusively for adults 21 and over, fan-favorite Bar Car Nights make a comeback with nighttime viewings of the Holiday Train Show® and NYBG GLOW.
Dining at the Garden
Indulge in the tastes of the holiday season at NYBG! Sit down for a festive farm-to-table meal at the cozy Hudson Garden Grill, or swing by the Pine Tree Café for faster family-friendly fare. Warm up at the Spruce Bar with a cup of our signature hot chocolate, curated cocktails, and sweet and savory snacks. There’s holiday cheer in every bite.
Read All About It
See what media outlets had to say about the Holiday Train Show over the years.
—News 4 New York
Become a Member
The best way to experience the Holiday Train Show is as a Member. Members receive free daytime admissions, discounted tickets to NYBG GLOW, half-price parking every day, weekend early morning access, and Member Days with exclusive discounts.
At the Patron level, enjoy the best of the exhibition with exclusive viewing opportunities and complimentary tickets.
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.
Holiday Train Show Is Back and Bigger than Ever!