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Where to See Holiday Train Shows in New York and Nearby

Where to See Holiday Train Shows in New York and Nearby


There is nothing like a train show to delight children (and adults) of all ages. Come see the intricate and amazing displays in New York and nearby this holiday season. It’s the perfect way to spend time with family and marvel at holiday attractions. 

Holiday Train Shows in New York

Holiday Train Show

WHERE: New York Botanical Garden • 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY
WHEN: Now through Jan. 16, 2023; check hours on the website 
PRICE: $35; $31 seniors; $20 ages 2-12: free for children younger than 2 
WHAT: See model trains zip through a display of more than 190 replicas of New York landmarks, each re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, lotus pods, and cinnamon sticks.

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The Great Holiday Train Show

WHERE: New Castle Historical Society • 100 King St., Chappaqua
WHEN: Now through Jan. 8, 2023; Check the schedule online. 
PRICE: Tickets start at $9.39
WHAT: Discover the historic 19th-century summer residence of Horace Greeley, festively decorated for the holidays with running train displays in each of the period rooms.

Holidays On The Hill Train Show

WHERE: Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial • 2610 NY-35, Katonah, NY
WHEN: Through Dec. 31. See website for schedule.
PRICE: $20; $15 seniors; $10 ages 2-12; free for children younger than 2
WHAT: Stroll through a holiday village that has trains, exhibits and lots of fun. 

Holiday Train Shows in Connecticut 

Holiday Express Train Show 

WHERE: Fairfield Museum and History Center • 370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT
WHEN:  Through Jan. 2; Monday-Thursday, 10am-1pm; Friday-Sunday, 10am-4pm; Dec. 26-30, 10am-4pm. Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day
PRICE: Check the website for information.
WHAT: Delight in seeing large and small scale model trains. 



Drop-in: Paint-a-Train

WHERE: Fairfield Museum and History Center • 370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT
WHEN:  Dec. 26-28; 11am-3pm
PRICE: $8; $5 kids (includes museum admission)
WHAT: Paint a wooden model train while supplies last

Holiday Train Shows in New Jersey 

Holiday Model Train Show

WHERE: Barron Arts Center • 582 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge, NJ
WHEN: Now through Dec. 30; Monday-Friday, 11am-4pm; Saturday-Sunday, 2-4pm. The organization is limiting the number of people at one time during the show to allow for social distancing. Reservations required on weekends and Dec. 27-30 by calling 732-634-0413. Reservations are not needed Monday-Friday. Closed Dec. 25-26. 
PRICE: Free
WHAT: Now in its 32nd year at the Barron Arts Center. Features the set up and design of Mike Gelesky. 

Winter Train Show

WHERE: New York Society of Model Engineers • 341 Hoboken Rd., Carlstadt, NJ
WHEN: Weekends, Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18; 1-5pm
PRICE: $8; free for children ages 12 and younger 
WHAT: Explore 5,000 square feet of operating trains on both O and HO scales. An annual holiday tradition!

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