(video via Mashable from 2014-2015 show)
The 24th Annual Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden gets under way next week, and should not be missed. Creative Directors use plants, flowers, trimmings and other materials to create the massive model train setup.
Enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center—surprising at every turn—on nearly a half-mile of track. This year’s exhibition features 3,000 square feet of additional exhibition space, making room for dozens of new trains, bridges, and tracks; a captivating short film of the show’s behind-the-scenes magic; and a stunning multisensory finale of light and sound.
The train show will be open from November 21st through January 18th. Tickets range between $10 and $30 and will be available soon. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended.