Come and see the beautiful displays of New York City landmarks and trains from all over the world at the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show!
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
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
Seniors (65+): $20
Students (with valid ID): $20
Children (2–12): $10
Children under 2: Free
Weekends, Monday Holidays, and Holiday Weeks (November 23, December 17–January 1)
Seniors (65+): $28
Students (with valid ID): $28
Children (2–12): $18
Children under 2: 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
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.
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
Barbecue On A Stick
Next Stop Vegan
BX Burger Co
Little Chef, Little Kitchen
Take Amtrak to the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show
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.
November 23 (Saturday) - January 26 (Sunday)
New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458