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New York Botanical Garden: Holiday Experience Ticket

New York Botanical Garden: Holiday Experience Ticket

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Experience the New York Botanical Garden’s annual holiday traditions. Take in the beauty of the gardens with the iconic Holiday Train Show during the day or an illuminated evening experience after dark at GLOW: An Outdoor Color and Light Experience.

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  • Experience New York City’s favorite holiday tradition at the Holiday Train Show
  • See more than 175 NYC landmark buildings and g-scale locomotives on nearly a half mile of track
  • Stimulate your senses at GLOW: An Outdoor Color and Light Experience and see the Garden transform
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Holiday Train Show

This beloved tradition returns for its 30th year with a miniature wonderland in the warmth of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Marvel at model trains zipping through an enchanting display of more than 175 famous New York landmarks—imagine the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Center, and other favorites—each delightfully re-created from natural materials such as pine cones, acorns, and seeds.

You’ll also discover a showcase of the Garden’s very own iconic buildings such as the iconic Haupt Conservatory and—new for this year—the majestic LuEsther T. Mertz Library Building, both designated New York City landmarks.

GLOW: An Outdoor Color and Light Experience

This holiday season, let it GLOW at The New York Botanical Garden. Discover the beauty of the Garden and its historic buildings after dark, breathtakingly illuminated with a newly expanded 1.5-mile colorful experience.

These lively nights return for their second year at NYBG with more displays to wander through and explore. See the Garden’s iconic sights and buildings come to life as dramatic, glittering canvases with the Haupt Conservatory and Mertz Library Building as the centerpieces. Washes of brilliant color, thousands of dazzling LEDs, illuminated plant stories, and whimsical, picture-perfect installations reflect the surrounding gardens and collections—creating a spectacle not to be missed!

Enjoy a drink, hot cocoa, and a bite to eat available for purchase at one of the outdoor bars or the Bronx Night Market Holiday Pop-Up. Take in even more festive evening offerings with artistic ice sculpting, music, and pop-up performances around the Garden. 

  • Admission to The New York Botanical Garden
  • Access into the daytime Holiday Train Show in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, a narrated tram tour, & all-garden pass admission (if option selected)
  • Access to the evening GLOW: An Outdoor Color and Light Experience & outdoor garden pass (if option selected)
  • Local taxes & fees
  • Parking
  • Food or drink
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Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they have received two vaccine doses of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Participants aged 5 to 11 must present proof that they have received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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New York Botanical Garden. If driving: 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx NY 10458. If taking public transport: 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx NY 10458.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • You can donate to the New York Botanical Garden at checkout
  • Most of the garden consists of outdoor spaces. The 250 acres are open in all weather conditions, and a visit can include extensive walking, so be sure to dress accordingly
  • Indoor spaces, with the exception of restrooms, are applicable to state regulations
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