Photo of a train in the Holiday Train Show

Holiday Train Show® Members Events

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. Guest passes are only accepted on Members Preview Day for the Holiday Train Show.

  1. Friday, November 16, 2018; 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

    Member benefits on this day 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
  2. Saturday & Sunday, December 1 & 2, 2018; 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

    Member benefits on this day only:

    • 20% off of all purchases at NYBG Shop
    • Up to four discounted tickets for friends and family
  3. Friday, January 11; 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

    Member benefits on this day 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
  4. Members can enjoy early access beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays*, Friday, November 16, 2018, and from December 26–31, 2018.

    *Early access not valid on December 8.

  5. January 5, 6, 12, 13, 2019; 8 a.m.
    $25 per person (children under 2 free)

    Members and their families can enjoy a delicious continental breakfast before meeting their favorite blue engine. Have fun with stickers, coloring sheets, a special gift for the little one, and a photo-op with Driver Sam. 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 after the performance. Advance online ticket reservations recommended.

    For additional performance dates, please go to the main All Aboard with Thomas & Friends™ page. During performances in December and through January 21, you will receive access the Holiday Train Show after the Thomas performance.

    • Members can see the exhibition for free every day throughout the season!
    • Advance online ticket reservations is strongly recommended; events do sell out. Have tickets printed and ready to be scanned before entry into the Garden and the Conservatory Plaza Tent.
    • Guest passes are not valid during the Holiday Train Show, with the exception of Members-Only Preview Day on November 16, 2018. Valid guest passes can be redeemed onsite on Members-Only Preview Day at any ticket window.
    • Once inside the Conservatory, you can stay as long as you like but there is no same day re-entry into the exhibition.
    • Tickets include access to NYBG’s grounds, Narrated Tram Tour, daily programs, and more!

Guest Pass Policy During Holiday Train Show®

Guest passes are not valid during the Holiday Train Show, with the exception of Members-Only Preview Day on November 16, 2018. 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. Membership must be active in order to redeem valid guest passes.