New York Transit Museum's Holiday Train Show

  • Dec 1 - Dec 31
  • Grand Central Terminal

This holiday season, the New York Transit Museum’s Grand Central Gallery & Store plays host to a city within a city with the display of a miniature electric railroad running over, through, and beneath some of New York’s most magnificent landmarks. Returning for the first time since the Museum's pandemic closure, this beloved Holiday Train Show features Lionel model trains traveling along a 34’ long, two-level, “O” gauge model train layout. Departing from a miniature replica of Grand Central Terminal, the Transit Museum’s collection of model trains, including Metro-North, Polar Express, and vintage subway train sets, will dazzle the eyes of children and adults alike as they make their way past New York landmarks and on to the North Pole!

Holiday Train Show tickets are $5 and must be reserved in advance at

Babies under 2, Transit Museum members, and MTA employees are free and must reserve their free tickets in advance. Tickets will not be available for purchase on-site. Tickets become three weeks in advance of a given date, on a rolling basis, at

Runs November 16, 2023-February 2024

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Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Madison


Take the subway, Metro-North, or Long Island Rail Road to 42nd St-Grand Central

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