Holiday Model Train Show
November 17 - January 5
An outing to Garden Lights, Holiday Nights will be incomplete without a visit to the greatly expanded Holiday Train Garden.
The model train show is back and better than ever in its new location on Alston Overlook! G-scale choo choo trains and a holiday trolley chug along six tracks in an imaginary, beautifully planted landscape. The trains run during regular Garden hours 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and at night during Garden Lights, Holiday Nights.
Six different trains rush to deliver festive holiday greetings. They emerge from tunnels; cross bridges over rippling water; and soar across trestles to surprise and delight children of all ages. Small towns, train stops, and other structures dot the landscape. Keep an eye out for whimsical surprises such as the Grinch, reindeer playing reindeer games, North Pole City, Santa’s workshop, a logging village, an ice house village, and a farm town.
Horticulturally rich design gives the display a great variety of textures and colors. Plants range from annuals (violas, parsley and dusty miller) and conifers (Cryptomeria, Juniperus, Pinus,) to ground covers (Acorus, Asaru, Geranium, Sedum). Turf and ferns bright green highlights.
See the model trains then go for a ride on the the real thing:
Please note: trains may not run during inclement weather.