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 with Extended Hours

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

Members Early 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 Holiday Breakfast

January 6, 7, 13, 14

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.

Members-Only Thomas & Friends Performances

January 6 & 7; 9 a.m.