The New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show Returns This November

The New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show Returns This November

The New York Botanical Garden’s annual Holiday Train Show returns on Nov. 22, featuring more than 150 replicas of New York City landmarks.

All aboard! The New York Botanical Garden’s annual Holiday Train Show will return on Nov. 22 and feature new replicas of iconic New York City buildings, according to a press release.

Each year, the Holiday Train Show, located in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, presents a collection of more than 150 New York landmarks and buildings made out of plant parts and, of course, large-scale model trains and trolleys. Visitor favorites include the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Grand Central Terminal, and the original Yankee Stadium, according to the press release.

New for the 2017 Holiday Train Show will be the General Electric Building and St. Bartholomew’s Church. There will also be new replicas of the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building on display in the Reflecting Pool under the Palms of the World Gallery’s 90-foot-high glass dome, which will be next to the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge. 

Programs at the Holiday Train Show include the Evergreen Express, where kids can hop aboard a play train and make crafts; and All Aboard with Thomas and Friends, where kids can go on a mini-performance adventure and sing-along with Thomas and Driver Sam. 

The New York Botanical Garden's Train Show is unique because it utilizes natural materials such as bark, twigs, stems, fruit, seeds, and pinecones to create all of the buildings and landmarks. Paul Busse and his team at Applied Imagination are the visionaries behind all of the landmarks and buildings, and have continually designed the Holiday Train Show since 1992.

The New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show will be on display from Nov. 22 through Jan. 15, 2018 and will be open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-6pm. All-Garden Pass tickets are $20, $10 children ages 2-12, and free for children 2 and younger. For more information, visit the New York Botanical Garden’s website.


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Main image: The New York Botanical Garden's Holiday Train Show features more than 150 replicas of New York City landmarks made entirely from natural materials.
Courtesy New York Botanical Garden