2. Holiday Train Show at New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden and Applied Imagination presents the annual Holiday Train Show, now in its 26th year. This year, the exhibit will display 150 landmarks, featuring Midtown Manhattan’s iconic skyscrapers with new replicas of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, General Electric Building, and St. Bartholomew’s Church. The exhibit boasts over a dozen large-scale model railway locomotives, with nearly a half-mile of track.

Related events include Bar Car Night, Holiday Film Screenings, a Holiday Landmarks Tour, a Tree Lighting, and a host of other events. The Holiday Train Show will be on view to January 15, 2018 at the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory in the New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard in the Bronx. Advance tickets here.