The 17th Annual Holiday Train Show is open at Grand Central Terminal, and it’s FREE once again this year.
These are classic, vintage Lionel Trains which run on eight separate loops of track through a 34-foot long miniature New York City scene, at the New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store in GCT.
The vintage trains are from the museum’s collection, and will please kids of all ages. Really, who does not love choo choo trains! And who does not love FREE.
Lionel trains, including the Grand Central Express, Metro-North, Pennsylvania Flyer, Polar Express, run along a 34′ long, two-level O-gauge layout, between models of Grand Central Terminal and the North Pole.
Departing from a miniature replica of Grand Central Terminal on their way to the North Pole, the model train’s featured in this year’s festive exhibit is set against a backdrop designed by artist Ebony Bolt.
Additional miniature trains by American Flyer and Louis Marx & Company, also are on display.
Notice we are calling them miniature trains,not model trains. Model trains are toys. They are not toys.
Visit any time Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 6pm, through February 2019.
And while you are in GCT, stop by the famous Holiday Crafts Market in Vanderbilt Hall.
The Transit Museum’s Grand Central Gallery Annex & Store is located off the Main Concourse in the Shuttle Passage. And visit the store for NYC-logo gifts and train-themed gifts.
No admission ticket is needed to the Holiday Train Show, but you might want to buy one or more of these discount tickets to other NYC holiday shows.
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Stay up to date on all NYC holiday happenings on the NYCOTC Christmas in NYC page.
photo courtesy MTA