A holiday tradition for more than 20 years, the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show returns to the Bronx location’s spectacular Haupt Conservatory, offering as good a date or family time opportunity as you’ll find anywhere across the boroughs. As past attendees know, the show’s stars aren’t the trains but the buildings, intricate replicas of some of the city’s finest, crafted only from materials found in the garden. As you walk under the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and George Washington bridges, you’ll be struck by replicas of everything from Yankee Stadium to Coney Island’s Luna Park.

Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Starts: Dec. 17. Continues through Jan. 13, 2012

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