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November 17, 24, & 25; December 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 26–30, 2023; January 6 & 13, 2024

5–10 p.m. | At the Garden

The Magic of the Holiday Train Show and GLOW Come Together this Holiday Season!

Start a new holiday tradition and get outside this season with NYBG GLOW!

On select nights, visitors of all ages can enjoy both the Holiday Train Show® and NYBG GLOW, the Garden’s outdoor holiday light experience now back for its fourth year. During New York’s biggest holiday celebration, the Garden’s iconic sights and buildings, including the Haupt Conservatory and the LuEsther T. Mertz Library Building, become dramatic, glittering canvases. Thousands of dazzling, energy-efficient choreographed lights and sound and picture-perfect installations create a spectacle not to be missed.

Grab drinks and light bites available for purchase at one of NYBG’s outdoor bars or the Bronx Night Market Holiday Pop-Up, and make the most of these nights out in New York City’s most beautiful holiday landscape.


Public tickets on-sale Thursday, September 14. Become a Member now for early access.

  1. Advanced purchase of timed-entry tickets are recommended to guarantee admission; tickets do sell out.

    Holiday Train Show + GLOW

    Includes evening access to the Holiday Train Show in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and NYBG GLOW installations across the grounds.

    Pricing Public Patron/Member
    Adult $54 $34
    Child (2-12) $39 $24
    Child under 2 Free Free


Branch Out from the Ordinary This Holiday!

Taste Local Flavors at the Bronx Night Market

Called “New York’s Best Outdoor Food Fair” by the New York Times, the Bronx Night Market brings together handpicked food vendors in celebration of our city’s diverse cultures. A special pop-up during GLOW features a rotating selection of Market favorites for purchase.

Stay tuned for a list of visiting vendors by date.

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Enjoy Drinks and Pre-GLOW Dinner

Purchase a cocktail, beer, wine, and more from one of our outdoor seasonal bars. Enjoy a pre-show meal or light bite at the Hudson Garden Grill (last reservation at 5:30 p.m.). Make your reservations on opentable.com

Join the Young Garden Circle for GLOW

Are you between the ages of 21 and 40, and want to get more involved at NYBG? Join the Young Garden Circle for special opportunities to socialize, network, and enjoy the best of the Garden throughout the year, with including NYBG GLOW tickets for members and their guests.


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About the Holiday Train Show

During GLOW, enjoy the beloved Holiday Train Show after hours. See model trains zip through an enchanting display of more than 190 New York landmarks, each delightfully re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, lotus pods, and cinnamon sticks.

Learn More

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