The New York Botanical Garden’s Annual Holiday Train Show® to Showcase Iconic Skyscrapers and Architectural Wonders of Midtown Manhattan

September 7, 2017. Bronx, New York —The annual Holiday Train Show® at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is a treasured holiday experience for New Yorkers and visitors to the city. It marks the start of the Christmas season in New York, along with a stroll past colorful department store windows on Fifth Avenue and ice skating at Rockefeller Center. A day or evening at the Holiday Train Show is one of the city’s top seasonal pastimes.

The 26th year of this popular tradition will spotlight Midtown Manhattan, with newly created versions of such icons as the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, General Electric Building and St. Bartholomew’s Church. They join NYBG’s collection of more than 150 model New York buildings and landmarks as well as more than 25 large-scale model trains and trolleys. Set in the spectacular Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, this year’s show runs from November 22, 2017 to January 15, 2018.

The model trains travel along nearly a half-mile of tracks, going past re-creations of iconic sites from all five boroughs of New York City, the Hudson River Valley, and other locations in New York State. Artistically crafted by Paul Busse’s team at Applied Imagination, these landmarks are made of natural materials such as bark, twigs, stems, fruit, seeds and pine cones, and include such perennial visitor favorites as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Grand Central Terminal, and the original Yankee Stadium.

NYBG is just 20 minutes from Midtown Manhattan, via Metro-North Railroad, which offers an NYBG Getaway Package that includes an All-Garden Pass and a round-trip train ticket from Grand Central Terminal (42nd Street) to the Botanical Garden Station. The package can be purchased at any Metro-North ticket window or kiosk in Grand Central Terminal. Visit Metro-North Railroad for more details. All-Garden Pass tickets start at $20 for adults and $10 for children (ages 2–12) and differ during certain peak times and weekends. Members and children under 2 are free. Advance timed tickets are strongly recommended and are available at