2. Holiday Train Show

Brooklyn Bridge, with World Trade Center in the distance with Battery Maritime Building, ferries, Statue of Liberty. Photo via New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show opens on November 22 and runs until January 15! Head over to the garden to watch model trains zip through a miniature New York, featuring 150 landmarks, each created with natural materials. The event takes place at the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

On the journey, you’ll spot iconic places such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center. This year’s exhibition showcases Midtown Manhattan’s iconic skyscrapers and features new replicas of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, General Electric Building, and St. Bartholomew’s Church.