We set off on New Years Day, surprised to see that the Merritt Parkway looked like this! If you have travelled through Fairfield County, you know it never looks like that! But once we got to The New York Botanical Garden,
we found the crowds, and we weren’t surprised because the Holiday Train Show is wonderfully popular. The stroller set was there but we enjoyed all the excitement and craziness of the young ones. Their WONDER was contagious!
The skill of the designer and his artisans is incredible. All of the buildings are created from natural plant material. Each one is a replica of a real building that exists or once existed in the New York area. One of my favorites was Grand Central Terminal. But I also loved Phiipse Manor – a special place to us because we bought our first home there after leaving New York City.
Each building is uniquely fashioned. We found the old TWA building and airplane amusing! St. Patrick’s Cathedral was masterfully portrayed! I loved watching the interaction between the parents, grandparents and children. There was a lot of pointing and many OOOOHS for the Santa train. The show is open until the 12th so you still have time to see this magical train show. It is not for children only!