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The NY Botanical Garden's Holiday Train Show starts this weekend

Jennifer P

Are you ready to watch the choo-choos go vroom-vroom at the New York Botanical Garden? During the 25th annual Holiday Train Show (opens on Saturday 19), 25 trains chug along a nearly half-mile track containing 150 miniature NYC landmarks, which are all made out of plant parts (bark, twigs, berries, etc). 

There are some exciting new additions to the route this year, including the Coney Island Cyclone, Wonder Wheel and Elephantine Colossus, as well as a new replica of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge. This installation is certainly one of the best Christmas things to do in NYC, and luckily, you'll have multiple chances to check it out (the exhibit runs through January 16). 

When you go, make sure to tag us in your Instagram photos using the hashtag #timeoutnewyork. Here's a sneak peek at some of the replicas you'll see. 

Photographs: Courtesy New York Botanical Garden  


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