november, 2019

23novAll Day26janNew York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show(All Day) New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458

Event Details

The New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

Come and see the beautiful displays of New York City landmarks and trains from all over the world at this special holiday event!

New York landmarks such as the Brooklyn Bridge are constructed entirely by plants at the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show. | Photo Courtesy of nycgo.com

New York landmarks such as the Brooklyn Bridge are constructed entirely by plants at the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show. | Photo Courtesy of nycgo.com

The New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show is a must-see for the holiday season! Experience this spectacle filled with lights and New York’s most famous skyscrapers and landmarks. Some include the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium, the One World Trade Center, and many more! Over 150 landmarks are on display during the season and they are made of seeds, bark, leaves, twigs and other plant-based materials. Come to see this breathtaking display at the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory in the Botanical Gardens from November 23 to January 26.

History of the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

Paul Busse envisioned the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show back in 1992. He was one of many designers who used plant parts to build trains and structures to create the first Holiday Train Show. Now, it is a successful display that uses natural materials to brighten up the Botanical Gardens!

Tickets and Pricing for the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

Weekdays

Adults: $23
Seniors (65+): $20
Students (with valid ID): $20
Children (2–12): $10
Children under 2: Free
Members: Free*

Weekends, Monday Holidays, and Holiday Weeks (November 23, December 17–January 1)

Adults: $30
Seniors (65+): $28
Students (with valid ID): $28
Children (2–12): $18
Children under 2: Free
Members: Free*

*Ticket prices are subject to change depending on the season and current exhibition.
*Excludes Community Grounds Membership levels

Family Events at the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

Holiday Acapella

November 23, 24, 29, & 30; Saturdays & Sundays, December 01 – December 31, 2019; Saturdays & Sundays, January 1, 2020 (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.)

Get in the holiday spirit with seasonal holiday music plus contemporary alternative music sung by the top a cappella groups from the Tri-State area!

Family Fun Series

Finish off your visit with the family with some holiday movies from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. on December 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, & 29 2019! Film Schedule:
December 21 – Trolls Holiday
December 22 – ‘Tis The Season To Be Smurfy
December 23 – Merry Madagascar
December 24 – Nutcracker and the Four Realms

December 26 – Shrek the Halls 

December 27 – Penguins

December 28 – Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special 

December 29 – Chuggington

“All Abroad with Thomas and Friends”

Join your favorite train Thomas and Driver Sam for a sing-along adventure! You and the family will help Thomas discover the steps to growing the beautiful botanical garden! Seating is on a first-come, first served basis and will begin 30 minutes before the train show time.

Tickets for “All Abroad with Thomas and Friends” are also included with a purchase to the Holiday Train Show! See Thomas and help out the garden for this special event!

Dates & Times:

January 4,5,11,12,18,19: 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., & 3:30 p.m.

January 20, 25, 26: 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., & 3:30 p.m.

Evergreen Express

In addition to the Holiday Train Show, there is also the Evergreen Express located in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Bring the family for train fun at this special playground. Activities available for children to do are:

Play Trains- Climb and pretend to ride the play trains and cabooses!
Woodland Puppet Theater- Use the puppets to tell stories at the outdoor puppet theater.
Make a Conifer Sample- Make and learn how to preserve an evergreen sample. You can even take it home after!
Design an Evergreen Swag- Design a bundle of evergreens wrapped in holiday bows for the season!
Craft a Cone Critter- Make a cute cone critter with felt, glue and googly eyes. Take home this precious memory!

Bar Car Nights at the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

For adults 21 and over, experience an after-dark view of the Holiday Train Show! With your ticket to this event, you can purchase drinks from the seasonal bars and eat at the “Bronx Night Market Holiday Pop-Up,” which showcases the Bronx’s best variety of food. Explore the train show and more at the Bar Car Nights!

Tickets and Times for Bar Car Nights

Non-Members $38 / Garden Members $28

November 23, 29, & 30;
December 7, 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28, 2019;
January 3, 4, 11, & 18, 2020

7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Bronx Night Market Holiday Pop-Up Vendors

Apple & Spice
Uptown Vegan
Barbecue On A Stick
City Tamale
Yunza
Kernelicious
Next Stop Vegan
Fried Kitchen

BX Burger Co
Lotsa Latkes
Empanology
Little Chef, Little Kitchen
Jiberito Shack
Twisted Potato
Veggie Grub
Uncle T’s

Take Amtrak to the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

Experience this amazing display during the holiday season via Amtrak to Penn Station in the New York City—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount!

From Penn Station, walk to 34th-Herald Sq. Subway Station and take the D toward Norwood – 205 St. to Bedford Park Blvd. Station. From there, the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show is a 14-minute walk (0.7 Miles). Uber and Lyft are also available.

You can also reach this holiday display via Amtrak to Yonkers Station in the Hudson Valley—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount!

Get picked up from Yonkers Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Yonkers office today at 914-964-2004.

Time

November 23 (Saturday) - January 26 (Sunday)

Location

New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458