All Aboard

Whether you’re a train or a New York enthusiast, here are some shows to choo choo choose this holiday season. And they’re leaving the station in a few weeks, so make sure to hurry up and stand clear of the closing doors, please.

Wondering what NYC would look like if made completely out of natural materials? Well, concrete jungle no more! Head to the New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show with Gingerbread Adventures through January 9 in the Bronx. See the Statue of Liberty and other landmarks all made entirely out of plants as large-scale trains navigate the city. Enjoy some hot chocolate, gingersnap decorating, and  check out the handcrafted gingerbread houses and miniature JFK Airport exhibit.

Next stop: The North Pole. The MTA showcases their miniature (and uncrowded) trains as they travel from mini-Manhattan to the North Pole at the free 9th Annual Grand Central Holiday Train Show located in the New York Transit Museum Gallery at Grand Central Station.

Through December 19, check out Trains: Your Ticket to the Great Outdoors, a special holiday season exhibit of model trains at the Greenburgh Nature Center in Scarsdale.

If you can wait the extra month, the Northeast’s largest toy/train show returns to White Plains on January 30. The Great Westchester Train & Toy Show will feature 350 tables of new and antique toys and trains, toy soldiers, and more!

For a little bit more trains, trains, trains, head to the Bronx Zoo for The Polar Express 4-D Experience through January 2.