One of the most popular things to do in New York around the holidays is visit the NY Botanical Gardens in the Bronx. The Holiday Train Show is the biggest draw (now through January 19, 2015), whether you’re taking the family, or going to Bar Car Nights (adult only Train Show), are viewing the trains during Winter Harmonies Concert Series, this is the time to go. FYI: You can get a scaled down version of the ticket price, too. One savvy source has tickets at a discount of half price, starting at only $7. You can order online and then just print and go. (Deal details below).
The annual New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show is a popular event for New York families, featuring model trains and replicas of iconic New York landmarks. You can also enjoy activities like cookie decorating, walk around the grounds drinking hot chocolate, gift shopping, and a variety of holiday family and children’s activities.
New this year: More trains than in previous years, including a new G-scale Metro-North train that winds its way around a display of Hudson River Valley mansions in the Palm Dome pool; the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, where kids can embark on a journey through a variety of activity train station stops.
What they say about the NY Botanical Garden Trains: One of New York City’s best holiday gifts to itself, and a chance to see the city anew. –The New York Times
DEAL: New York Botanical Garden Holiday Discount Tickets — Follow the links for more info and tickets.
Discount Tickets » The New York Botanical Garden
50% Off Events & Activities
WHEN: Follow the link for available 2014 – 2015 dates The event goes through January 19, 2015. Closed on Christmas Day.
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 200th Street and Kazimiroff Boulevard, 2900 Southern Blvd Bronx, NY 10458.
SAVVY TIPS: For better enjoyment of this event …
- There’s a new secure and affordable parking facility adjacent to the Metro-North Botanical Garden Station.
- Getting these tickets online helps you avoid the ticket line at the gate.
- Leave strollers behind (they don’t allow them in the Conservatory).