Giveaway: The New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show (Family Pack)


I’ve done this giveaway several years in a row, and I’m happy to be doing it again. The New York Botanical Garden’s annual Holiday Train Show is a part of our annual ritual of living in the NYC metropolitan area and it’s back this year with additions to this NYC seasonal tradition, which will open to the public on Saturday, November 21, 2015, and run through Monday, January 18, 2016.

The new Holiday Train Show enhances the visitor experience with three components, in addition to the ever-popular miniature wonderland  including a short film screening of the behind-the-scenes magic that takes place in order to bring the show to life, 3,000 square feet of additional space, allowing for 360° viewing opportunities of intricate structures such as the original Pennsylvania Station, Macy’s, NYBG’s Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, among others, while trains and trolleys zip through and around them. 3,000 additional sq. ft. of exhibition space this year  and a multisensory finale that features sound and light in the Reflecting Pool under the glass dome of the 90-ft.-high Palms of the World Gallery.

Kids who love trains will love this show. More than 25 large-scale model railway trains and trolleys—from American steam engines and streetcars from the late 1800s to modern freight and high-speed passenger trains— traverse across rustic bridges, along overhead trestles, through tunnels, and past waterfalls that cascade into flowing creeks. Some trains measure more than two feet long and weigh as much as 10 pounds. Thomas the Tank Engine™ and other trains especially loved by children also travel the tracks of the exhibition.

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 the NYC Botanical Garden’s Annual Train Show!



1) Comment here and tell me if you’ve been before.

2) Tweet this message: “Hope I win the @NYBG Annual Train Show #giveaway http://bit.ly/1LmZrZL via @hollychronicles”

Contest ends midnight Eastern time, November 1st, 2015. Tickets are valid for weekdays only from November 21-January 18, and the following blackout dates apply: November 27, December 14-January 1, and January 18.

The winner will have 24 hours to accept their prize. For more information on the Holiday Train Show, please visit http://www.nybg.org.

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

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  1. Haven’t been in a few years, but would love to go again. I think last we went was about 4 years ago!

  2. I’ve never been and would love to go!

  3. We went last year and loved it! So, much fun!

  4. I haven’t been in many years so I know this would be a treat for my girls.

  5. I think i went once as a child but don’t remember much of it. I have heard it gets better each year.

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  7. Wendy wallach says

    No I have never been to the train show but I always wanted to go

  8. I have been a fan of your blog for sometime now… and your FB page and Twitter feed! Thanks again!

    – @adlf2000

  9. I’ve always wanted to see the Annual Train show at the Botanical Gardens. I hope we get to see it this year.

  10. We had a blast the last time we went to this and the kids LOVED it.

  11. The ladt time our family want to the train show, it was 80 degree January day. My kids were barely walking. Would love to go again.

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