A parent and child enjoy an illuminated holiday scene as a yellow locomotive passes them on a track

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®.


A red model train with a conductor in the front

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.

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Thomas & Friends

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.

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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.

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Bloomberg Connects Logo and Digital Experience Brought to you by Bloomberg Phlanthropies

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Branch Out from the Ordinary This Holiday!

Exhibition Sponsors:

Holiday Train Show 2021 sponsors