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. Grab a drink from one of our seasonal bars and then set out to explore the night’s offerings. Relax around the all-new Visitor Center Fire Pit, sing along to your favorite tunes with dueling pianos in the Pine Tree Café, or follow the illuminated Snow Globe Dancers as they guide you through the Garden.
Advanced purchase recommended to guarantee admission; events do sell out.
When purchasing a ticket, select an entry time to enter the Conservatory to view the Holiday Train Show.
Bar Car Entertainment
Enjoy the spirit of the season with festive drinks, dance, music, and a fire pit to round out your Holiday Train Show viewing.
Snow Globe Dancers
Mosholu Gate and along Garden Way
6:45, 7:30, & 8:30 p.m.
As if they were plucked from a snow globe, two illuminated ballet dancers, Richard and Ashlee guide you toward the Holiday Train Show after you enter through Mosholu Gate. With featured dancers from The Connecticut Ballet.
Visitor Center Fire Pit and Bar
As you enter through the Visitor Center, grab a holiday drink, meet friends and warm up at the Fire Pit, then sip and stroll over to the Conservatory for the Holiday Train Show.
Perennial Garden Way and the Visitor Center
Be transported along a magical snowy pathway as larger-than-life twinkling Snow Queens from Cirque De Light glide among you.
Pine Tree Café Tent
After you visit the Holiday Train Show, stay and join the merriment at the Pine Tree Café. Fresh from Fox’s “Don’t Forget The Lyrics“, where he remains the all-time champion, Mark Weiser brings the party to every performance with Shake Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos! Sing along to some of your favorite songs as musicians on dueling keyboards take your requests.
Signature Drinks and Festive Treats
Warm up with a selection of drink specials and spiked hot beverages available for purchase from our seasonal bars. Snack on savory treats and sweet bites from the Pine Tree Café (open all evening) or enjoy a pre-show meal or light bite at the Hudson Garden Grill (last reservation at 6:30 p.m.) Make your reservations on OpenTable.com
Young Garden Circle Lounge
On January 6, upgrade your experience for skip-the-line access, an open bar, and light bites. Or become a Young Garden Circle member and attend YGC events throughout the year for free.
Experience Bar Car Nights like a VIP with your own private entrance to the Conservatory featuring skip-the-line access. Also enjoy an open bar featuring beer, wine, and a specialty cocktail, and light bites in an exclusive space in the Conservatory. The Young Garden Circle Lounge is brought to you by the Young Garden Circle, a community of art and garden enthusiasts ages 21–40. Join today and gain complimentary admission to the Young Garden Circle Lounge during both evenings, in addition to many other events hosted throughout the year and special member benefits. Already a YGC Member? Reserve your complimentary tickets here.
LGBT @ NYBG
December 8 (LGBT Night)
NYBG is a member of NGLCCNY and proud to partner with them and the Loft for the LGBT @ NYBG series. LGBT @ NYBG is an initiative that hosts events throughout the year to celebrate the LGBT community and its allies.
Hours & FAQs
Bar Car Nights are 7-10:30 p.m. You may enter the Conservatory to view the Holiday Train Show at the entry time indicated on your ticket.
How to Get Here
The Garden is located at Bronx River Parkway and Fordham Road in the Bronx, and is easy to reach by car, subway, bus, and Metro-North. Get directions.
Non-Member $35/Member $25.
Bar Car Nights are for adults 21 and over; Make sure to bring your ID.
Plan to be Outdoors
The Holiday Train Show is located in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. There is also shopping, dining, and live entertainment throughout the Visitor Center area. Most activities are outdoors; we encourage you to dress festively and for the weather!
Visitor Services Support
For assistance planning your visit, reserving tickets, or to share your feedback about a recent visit, contact the Visitor Services Ticketing Support Hotline.
Telephone: 718.817.8716, seven days a week, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.