Christmas is a time for traditions, and the New York Botanical Garden’s annual holiday train show is one of the best that the city has. For the occasion, the institution (which not only hosts its fair share of day dates but also grants PhDs in coordination with a handful of nearby universities) turns the final
quadrant of its Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a miniature alternate New York, one
in which model trains weave through plant-made replicas of everything from Yankee Stadium to the Empire State Building.
This year, the landscape around the conservatory will be dotted with different verses from former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy
Collins — just one more reason to head inside and check it out.
Sun., Dec. 1, 10 a.m., 2013
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in New York, delivered to your inbox.