Holiday Train Shows

Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden

After hearing so much about it, Gothamist finally decided to head up to the Bronx to check out the New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show. Inside the conservatories, there are replicas of various NYC buildings and landmarks, “made entirely from plant parts like berries, mushrooms, pinecones, and twigs,” with model trains running through around, through and over them. And Gothamist can say that the replicas are pretty incredible.

Holiday Train Show At The New York Botanical Garden,” gothamist, December 8, 2005

Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden . . . .
Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden

Now What? has more photos of the Holiday Train Show, and reminds you to wear warm clothing …
Holiday Train Show, through January 8, 2006, open Tuesdays–Sundays, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Tickets $16 – $5. All tickets specify an entry time to the Holiday Train Show. Please be on the Garden grounds at least 15 minutes before your specified entry time.
The New York Botanical Garden, 200th Street and Kazimiroff Boulevard, Bronx, 718-817-8700

Grand Central Holiday Train Show

This year’s annual Grand Central Holiday Train Show consists of a newly created, 34 foot-long, “O gauge” train layout with model trains running on eight separate loop tracks through a wondrous holiday scene that begins in a living room on Christmas morning, then travels through a miniature New York City, across the HellGate Bridge, through suburbs, farmland, and on to the North Pole!
In addition to the working holiday train layout, vintage Lionel model trains from the New York Transit Museum’s Lawrence Scripps Wilkinson collection will be on display and, in honor of the 100th anniversary of motorized bus service in New York City, the exhibit will also feature an eye-catching assortment of toy buses.

Grand Central Holiday Train Show, New York Transit Museum’s Gallery Annex, at Grand Central Terminal, East 42nd Street, between Vanderbilt and Lexington Avenues, through January 16, 2006, M-F: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, Sat and Sun: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, free, 212-878-0106
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