Being a 23-Year New York tradition, this is definitely a must see event! Where enchanting model trains zip past popular landmarks under the twinkling glow of the magical Haupt Conservatory! I must say it's quite a sight to be seen!
We happened to be staying in the city and had easily hopped on a train that dropped us off directly across the street and right in front of the Gardens entrance. Easy Peasy!
Wow, when and where on earth can you have any part of NYC to yourself and enjoy an almost private viewing. Lucky us!
The pre-puchased tickets have timed entrances and when we arrived, we strolled right in, no waiting or crowds whatsoever.
Stepping inside was a warm delight on this rather chilly night, and was an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and into a world miniatures! A city that features over 150 iconic buildings. But what makes this experience much different from any other miniature city that you may have witnessed before, is that as you take a closer look, you can tell that these very creative models are made of all natural features, including bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Amazing!
As you continue along the path, you'll arrive at The Artist's Studio, which showcases just how visionary artist Paul Busse and his team actually craft these amazing little works of art. Quite fascinating!
Holiday Train Show Hours
Tuesday–Sunday; 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Extended hours: 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Saturdays, November 15–January 17; and December 20–January 1
Early closings: December 12 & 24; 3 p.m.
Closed: November 27 (Thanksgiving) and December 25 (Christmas)
*Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out.
Click HERE for more information and I hope that you go and that you enjoy!