Holiday Train Show -- A Great New York Tradition Continues

This time of year is always my favorite and nothing captures the festive spirit of the season better than the Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden.

Garden-gauge trains traversing past amazing replicas of New York landmarks delight visitors of all ages.  The structures are made of natural materials -- palm fronds for the Statue of Liberty, jumbo-sized mushrooms for the Guggenheim Museum, bark and sugar pine cones for the Brooklyn Bridge!  This year, the original Yankee Stadium features new lights.  And you won't want to miss the incredible new structure this year -- a replica of the original Pennsylvania Station!

Check out this video for a peak at this year's show and enjoy this clip from David Hartman's documentary that aired on PBS.

Here's a description from the Garden's Web site: A visit to the Holiday Train Show is an entire day of fun. Sip a hot chocolate or grab a bite to eat at one of our Cafes, decorate gingersnaps, visit with Thomas the Tank Engine™ (dates/times vary), and stroll through the 250 acres of the Garden’s grounds, spectacularly decorated for the show. Still have some names on your holiday list? Find just the right gifts at Shop in the Garden.

Bring the whole family!  Tickets are available at