Now that the holiday season is truly upon us, you’ll have to forgive my inevitable barrage of posts about Christmas. It’s hard not to get excited about Christmas festivities when you live in NYC; the city comes alive with holiday cheer that for many (myself included) is absolutely contagious.
The Holiday Train Show, one of New York City’s many holiday delights, has returned and is larger than ever. Since 1992, the New York Botanical Gardens has hosted the dazzling show, which features model trains and more than 150 cherished NYC landmarks. It is considered to be “one of the most impressive collections of miniature architecture over seen,” and showcases a constant parade of model railway trains. It’s a show that has appealed to wide-eyed children and nostalgic adults alike, and this year is supposed to be the most wonderful yet.
According to the New York Botanical Gardens, this year the Holiday Train Show features:
- “More trains than ever before, including a new G-scale Metro-North train that winds its way around a display of Hudson River Valley mansions in the Palm Dome Pool”
- A new holiday dining experience, inspired by the iconic streets of NYC
- Holiday activities in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, designed especially for children
- A special reading by former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins
These are just some of the many activities and programs happening all throughout the holidays, and for many, just exploring the wondrous, whimsical train display is entertaining enough. Make sure to report back after you’ve visited the Holiday Train Show!