Photo of a train in the Holiday Train Show

For Members

Members can view the Holiday Train Show® for free every day throughout the exhibition, but timed-entry tickets are required for all events. It is recommended that you reserve in advance, as tickets do sell out. Tickets can be reserved in advance online.

Members Preview Day

Tuesday, November 21; 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Holiday Train Show® Members Days

Saturday, December 2; 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

Wednesday, December 13; 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Benefits on the above three dates only:

  • Free parking with a valid Member ID
  • 20% off of all purchases at NYBG Shop
  • 15% off all dining
  • Up to four discounted tickets for friends and family

Guest Pass Policy during Holiday Train Show

Guest passes are not valid during the Holiday Train Show, with the exception of Member Days: November 21, December 2, and December 13. Valid guest passes can only be redeemed at the ticket windows; they cannot be reserved in advance. Members should reserve their timed-ticket in advance and redeem a guest pass for their guest(s) at the ticket window. Garden Representatives will do their very best to accommodate the whole party at the same time. It is highly recommended that Members reserve their Member tickets in advance. Membership must be active in order to redeem valid guest passes.

Members Early Morning Access

Members enjoy exclusive early access beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays*, Friday, November 24, and from December 26-29.

*Early access not valid on December 9.

Members-Only All Aboard with Thomas & Friends™ Performances

January 6 & 7; 9 a.m.

Join Thomas and Driver Sam on a fun-filled, sing-along, mini-performance adventure. Make sure to have a professional photo taken! Seating is limited.Advance online ticket reservations recommended. For additional dates please go to the main All Aboard with Thomas & Friends™ page. During performances in December and through January 15, you will receive access the Holiday Train Show after the Thomas performance.

Members Holiday Breakfast

January 6, 7, 13, 14; 8 a.m.

Members and their families can enjoy a delicious continental breakfast before meeting their favorite blue engine. Join Driver Sam and have fun with stickers, coloring sheets, a special gift for the little one, and a photo-op during breakfast After breakfast, attend the All Aboard with Thomas & Friends™ mini-performance at 9 a.m. All guests receive reserved seating in Ross Hall and entry into the Holiday Train Show in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory through 10:30 a.m. Special Ticket Required. Tickets on sale soon!