All aboard the New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show!
The whistles blow as the trains chug along the tracks through many of New York’s most popular landmarks, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building and the Statue of Liberty.
The New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show is in its 26th year and has become a must-see holiday tradition.
“There are 150 landmarks made out of plant parts. So you’ll see all sorts of trains running alongside. We have 25 trains running. And all of these beautiful buildings are built out of seeds, pods, nuts, cones, berries, leaves, really, really great details,” said Karen Daubmann, the New York Botanical Garden’s associate vice president for exhibitions and public engagement.
Daubmann said this year’s display showcases Midtown Manhattan with new models of St. Bartholomew’s Church and the General Electric building. The show also revamped its existing collection with a new Empire State Building with changing lights inside of it and a new Chrysler Building.
“With 26 years, you’ve welcomed generations of the same families over and over again. Children who grew up looking at this are now bringing their children to see it. Trains too, trains are really important to a lot of families with holiday traditions. Everybody likes the movement and the sounds and just, the sort of feeling of nostalgia,” said Daubmann.
The Holiday Train Show runs from Nov. 22 through Jan. 15 at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.