4. Holiday Train Show

New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

See the spectacle that is the 2019 Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden. The train show is bigger than ever this year as it moves into a new space adjacent to the Haupt Conservatory (the historic glass building is under renovation). The train show features miniature replicas of New York City’s most beloved structures, and they are all made out of natural materials!

New to the show this year are historic structures from Central Park, such as the Bethesda Terrace and Belvedere Castle. These structures join the leaf, seed, nut, twig and bark covered versions of other well-known sites such as the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Little Red Lighthouse to create a winter wonderland version of the New York City. Model trains chug along a maze of tracks that wind through the festive scene. The show runs through January 26th, 2020.