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Holiday Train Show®

November 17, 2023 – January 15, 2024

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | At the Garden

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.

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Explore the Show

Learn more about the landmarks, trains, and artistry behind over 30 years of the Holiday Train Show®.


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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.

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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.

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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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Holiday Train Show Is Back and Bigger than Ever!

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