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Friday, November 22

Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Terminal

November 22 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until February 24, 2020

Grand Central Terminal
87 East 42nd Street Midtown+ Google Map

Watch models of the MTA’s vintage and current trains and subway cars travel depart from a miniature replica of Grand Central Terminal to Santa’s workshop at the North Pole in this small yet charming display full of delightful details. This year’s exhibition showcases Lionel Metro-North, Polar Express, and vintage subway train set against a mural designed by cartoonist Julia Wertz. Shop in the charming train/subway themed gift shop or visit the nearby Grand Central Holiday Fair.

FREE
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Sunday, December 1

Holiday Nostalgia Train

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Second Avenue Subway Station
Second Avenue & Houston Street+ Google Map

Ride back in time on a vintage fleet of subway cars. Hop on 1930s R1-9 trains along the F, C & D lines with rattan seats, ceiling fans, incandescent bulb lighting, drop-sash style windows, vintage roll signs, and original advertisements. Dance along with jazz and swing bands at the stations and see some fabulous vintage fashion. Cars run between 2nd Avenue& Houston)  and West 125th Street along the A/C/D line; get on or off at any stop.

$2.75 (one MetroCard swipe)
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Thursday, December 5

New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 26, 2020

New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard+ Google Map

Marvel at model trains zipping around stunning New York landmark replicas made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves, and enjoy hands-on holiday fun for the entire family (most of it in the climate-controlled indoors).

$10-$20, admission varies by day; free for under 2
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Thursday, December 12

Holiday Express: All Aboard to Richard Scarry’s Busytown

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until February 21, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until February 23, 2020

One event on November 11, 2019 at 10:00 am

New-York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street+ Google Map

Celebrate the 100th birthday of Busytown author and illustrator Richard Scarry with artwork and graphics of Scarry’s characters (like Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm) alongside historical model trains, scenic elements and toys. Dynamic displays explore the workings of the railroad, the services it provides, and the jobs required to keep people and goods moving. Hop on custom-made Busytown vehicle-themed benches and take photos throughout the gallery with Busytown characters. Pick up an "I Spy" scavenger hunt at the 77th St.…

Free with museum admission
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