Giveaway: Family Four Pack to the NYBG Annual Holiday Train Show

NYBG Holiday Train Show

I’ve talked about this before and I’ll talk about it again, but the NYC New York Botanical Garden’s annual Holiday Train Show is always a highlight of our holiday season. It has become a special and memorable experience for all of us. When our kids were babies, their eyes popped out at all the moving trains buzzing around the room.  As toddlers, they started to chase the trains and watch the lights flashing around the room.  Now that they’re entering tweendom, on a recent visit they began to ask about the incredible landmarks scattered through the exhibit and they started to “ooh” and “aah” the remarkable displays as much as we do.  The holiday season wouldn’t be the same for any of us without the Botanical Garden’s Train Show.

The experience is a one and only.  You and your kids will marvel at the charming model trains and New York City landmark replicas, stroll the spectacular grounds, decorate (and eat!) gingersnaps, break for lunch and hot chocolate, and explore other parts of the garden while you’re there.

Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, model trains zip over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the original Yankee Stadium, Statue of Liberty, and Brooklyn Bridge.

This season, they’re starting something new at the Gardens.  You can enjoy a night out and an evening viewing of the Holiday Train Show–and do your holiday shopping, too! Sip a complimentary champagne cocktail and get expert advice from Shop in the Gardenstaff who will help you find just the right gifts. Your ticket includes a voucher for $20 off a purchase of $100 or more.  This will take place on Thursdays, December 1, 8, & 15, 6–8 p.m.

The show is truly a New Yorker’s defining moment, and the experience will just add to the pride that you have in this incredible city that we live in. And now, right here on the Culture Mom, you can enter to win FOUR tickets to theNYC Botanical Garden’s Annual Train Show!


1) Comment here and leave your contact information.,
2) Become a fan of  The Culture Mom’s Facebook Page. Then leave a comment on the wall telling me why you want to win the four tickets.
3) Post a link to this contest on your blog (and then leave a comment on this post with your link).
4) Tweet this message: “Hope I win the NYBG  Annual Train Show giveaway from http://bit.ly/tSSCHd @theculturemom  RT to Enter #contest #giveaway.”
Contest ends midnight Eastern time, December 1st, 2011.  The four packs need to be used before December 19th or after January 2nd  2012.
The winner will have 24 hours to accept their prize. For more information on the Holiday Train Show, please visit http://bit.ly/HTS11

Disclosure: These tickets were provided to me complimentary for this giveaway but I was not compensated for this post.

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  1. Hi:

    My cuties adore trains. Have never done this before. Would love to win. Thank you

  2. Hi:

    I would love to win the tickets for my kids. They are train crazy.

  3. Daddy would be a hero if he won these tickets for the kids. Sounds like a really great way to spend the day. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. I left a comment on your wall. (last name Walker)

  5. I would love to win tickets to the show.

  6. Its my first Christmas in NY and I’ve heard so much about this show. Would love to see it.

  7. The Twitter link I copied from your directions sends you to the 2010 web page (?)

  8. I like you on Facebook and posted there

  9. I have never been and would love to take my son and Mom for the first time next week!

  10. I like you on FB!

  11. The Train Show at the Gardens is such a special event, pure holiday magic. I know all three of my kids would be thrilled to go, but I would especially love to see my little guy’s eyes light up at the sight of it all.


  12. like on FB and left commnet @becky barrett beitzel

  13. We love going to the city! This would be such a fun family thing to do together! Thanks for the giveaway

  14. Our kids love trains and we’d love to take them to this. thanks.

  15. I commented on your fb wall


  16. my grandson loves trains. this would be a great day out. thank you for the chance to win.
    egervits at verizon dot net

  17. I’ve been to the gardens but never to the train show. Wish us luck.

  18. Mark Schwartz says

    We would love to go the train show as it is amazing. I also subscribe to your facebook page.

  19. Would love to see the train show as we’ve never seen it!

  20. I already subscribe to your facebook page.

  21. The one time we went to the train show it was 85so degrees in january and my son fit in a backpack. We jad the best time.

    Do we have to do all 4 to enter or as many as we want?
    I don’t have a blog.

  22. Felice ponger says

    Please pick me. We have had the suckest year, we had a terrible tragic loss in our family. We lost two family members in a car accident. We could use a good time. Also my kids have never been into NYC even though we Live only an hour away. They are the right age now 5 and 8. You would make us so very happym it lookalike fun. Happy Holidays to you Peace.

  23. Robb Johnston says

    I hope I win, I have never been and this just might get me there


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