7. New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

2019 New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show Lower Manhattan, one of NYC's regular art installations for November

Continuing on with annual holiday art installations in November, a beloved tradition returns to the New York Botanical Garden, the Holiday Train Show! On November 19th, the train show will mark the start of its 31st year. The show features model trains that zip through a version of New York City made out of natural materials like birch bark, lotus pods, and cinnamon sticks. The fantastical display features replicas of more than 190 famous replicas of New York landmarks, from the Statue of Liberty to Coney Island’s Wonder Wheel.

The Holiday Train show will run from November 19, 2022, through January 16, 2023. Tickets for the show are on sale now. While you’re there, you can also check out NYBG Glow, an outdoor display of lights in the garden accompanied by artistic, music, and pop-up performances.