The New York Botanical Garden will once again transform into a winter wonderland this year with the return of two popular holiday experiences: The Holiday Train Show and NYBG GLOW.
New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show
A favorite holiday tradition among tourists and New Yorkers alike for more than 30 years, the botanical garden’s train show is back!
Visitors will see model trains zip through a display of more than 190 New York landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and Yankee Stadium. Each miniature landmark will be re-created from natural materials that are signatures of the season, including birch bark, lotus pods and cinnamon sticks. Check out some of the displays in this video from 2019:
You’ll see more than 25 G-scale model trains and trolleys going along almost a half-mile of track. New York City bridges come together to create an aerial display of trains overhead, too.
The Holiday Train Show is running now through Jan. 16, 2023.
NYBG GLOW: An Outdoor Color & Light Experience
NYBG GLOW has also returned for its third year with lots of illuminated displays.
Enjoy thousands of dazzling, energy-efficient lights and whimsical installations that reflect the surrounding gardens and collections.
Additional activities during NYBG GLOW include live music, dance and food to round out the evenings.
NYBG GLOW will take place on the following dates:
- Nov. 18
- Nov. 19
- Nov. 23
- Nov. 25
- Nov. 26
- Dec. 2
- Dec. 3
- Dec. 9
- Dec. 10
- Dec. 11
- Dec. 15
- Dec. 16
- Dec. 17
- Dec. 22
- Dec. 23
- Dec. 26
- Dec. 27
- Dec. 28
- Dec. 29
- Dec. 30
- Jan. 1, 7 and 14
Details About Visiting the New York Botanical Garden’s Light Show and Train Show
How much are NYBG GLOW and train show tickets?
Combo tickets for both events are $54; $39 for ages 2-12; free for ages younger than 2. Other tickets options are available.
Where is the New York Botanical Garden located?
The New York Botanical Garden is located at 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx.
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