We had heard from so many folks that, "you have to go to the Holiday Train Show at the Botanical Gardens" during the Christmas season. Living across from the Gardens has been such a blessing for us, and we have enjoyed all the shows (see previous blog posts) they've put on so far, so it was with much excitement that Sarah and I set out on a surprisingly not-so-cold friday evening.
The show is basically a gingerbread house type idea, but because it's the Botanical Gardens, everything is made out of natural products such as leaves, sticks, bark, nuts, etc. The show recreates - in uncanny detail - New York City. All the bridges and notable buildings are shot through with moving trains that run and toot around as little kids excitedly give chase, and parents anxiously attempt to keep track of them.
This is the version of the main conservatory pictured above
The Brooklyn Bridge. Notice my head at the bottom of the picture to give you an idea of the size... remember that all of this is made out of twigs and plants.
Sarah was really excited to find Teddy Roosevelt's brownstone home in midtown.