Bronx, New York
For the 22nd year, the annual Christmas tradition returns: the Holiday Train Show displayed in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden. Saturday, November 16, 2013 – Monday, January 12, 2014.
More than a dozen large-scale model railway trains—from late-1800s American steam engines and streetcars to modern freight and high-speed passenger trains and trolleys—traverse nearly a quarter-mile of track across rustic bridges, along overhead trestles, through tunnels, and past waterfalls that cascade into flowing creeks. More than 140 scaled iconic buildings, including the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Radio City Music Hall, and the original Yankee Stadium. Thomas the Tank Engine™ is even there.
Of interest is the Artist’s Studio, which shows how the replicas are constructed. Models in varying stages of completion, from the framing of the landmark structures to the addition of plant part details such as magnolia leaf roof shingle,s are on display.
Visiting- Holiday Train Show
Advanced reservations strongly recommended. Admission to the Holiday Train Show in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory is by advance timed ticket. Tickets sold in 15-minute increments.
Note: Strollers cannot be taken into the Conservatory
Weekdays: Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Weekends: 10 a.m.–7 p.m., including Friday, November 29 (day after Thanksgiving)
Holiday Weeks (Monday, December 16–Wednesday, January 1): 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Early closings: December 13 and 24; 3 p.m.
Closed: November 28 (Thanksgiving) and December 25 (Christmas)