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This time of year in New York City is truly magical. The whole city, normally such a subdued place to begin with 😉 comes alive in decorations- beautiful lights and colors, lavish store front windows and displays. The festivities and celebrations are endless. Breathtaking views become even more impossibly stunning and a warm glow seems to take over the city. It is pretty hard to be a grinch although you can still find a few of those too! Over the Thanksgiving weekend, the true kick off to the holiday fun, we decided to get tickets to go and see “The Holiday Train Show” at New York Botanical Garden.

I had been wanting to go and explore the Botanical Gardens for a long time and this was the perfect excuse. It is a quick and easy 20 minute Metro North train ride from Manhattan into the Bronx. The Gardens are located right across from the train station. I recommend buying your train show tickets in advance as they do sell out. I bought my tickets for the timed entry a week in advance. You are free to explore the vast beautiful areas at the rest of the Botanical Garden while you are waiting to go into the Train Show. It is crowded while you go through the train show (no strollers are permitted) but you will want to take your time anyway. Most of the kids were in awe of the trains winding their way throughout the exhibit but I was mesmerized by all of the New York City landmarks that were constructed out of natural materials and plant life. It is truly amazing. If you have a chance, go and see this beautiful exhibit. I loved the whole Botanical Garden, we decided to put our tickets toward an annual family membership and I can’t wait to go back and explore the grounds during the different seasons.

This is just one of the many spectacular things going on in the city to ignite the spirit of the season. Hope you enjoy the pics. Happy Wednesday and Happy December =) Keep calm and remember to spike the eggnog!!

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