Why I Love the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show (+ Discount Tickets!)

NYBG Holiday Train Show Discount

Get Nifty NYC reader discount tickets to New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show here while supplies last.

The New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show is one of my favorite things to see during winter in NYC. Local or tourist, young or old—no one is immune to the charms of this magical NYC experience. Vintage toy trains weave their way through twinkling, miniature versions of 175+ landmarks crafted from natural materials set in the stunning Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Train lovers and kids will be overjoyed, New Yorkers will smile at lesser-known architectural gems and tourists will have fun seeing all the famous New York City buildings in one place, from the Statue of Liberty to Rockefeller Center. New buildings are added every year—2018 brings One World Trade Center & ferries. Some families make it a tradition and pay a visit every year. It really is one of the best things to do in NYC during the holidays and something you need to see at least once, if not annually.

I recommend visiting The New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show during a weekday if you can to avoid the crowds. It runs every year from mid-November through the 3rd week of January, so visiting during November or January is also an option.

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