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Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

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One lucky family will win 4 tickets!

Time for the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Gardens. We've got the insider tips to make your trip to this "must-see" holiday event. Buy tickets now to see the G-scale model trains puff along a half-mile of track in and around the 140 landmark buildings constructed entirely of natural materials: nuts, tree bark, fruits, pinecones, and leaves. It's a magical non-commercial experience that highlights the very best of the season.

    • Be prompt. Tickets are timed. It's great to be at the head of your allotted time.
    • Go early. We always sign up for the first time slot of the day. No wait and geat views for short little people.
    • Dress in layers. It is hot and humid (it's a conservatory after all!) inside. Leave the coats in the stroller.
    • Visit the bathrooms at the main entrance--by the main gate.
    • Bring a camera and be patient to nab a terrific photo.
    • Plan enough time to walk through the Children's Garden after the trains--it's good to cool off and to let the kids frolic.
    • Check out the calendar of children's events here and plan a full day at the garden.
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    19th Annual Holiday Train Show

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    Win It! One lucky family is going to get a set of 4 tickets to the show. Simply head to the NYBG page here and come back and leave a comment on why you want to celebrate the season at the Holiday Train Show!

    For extra entries (4 total):

    * Become a fan of the NYBotanical Garden and of Momtrends and a fan on Facebook. Then leave a comment below.
    * Follow @Momtrends and @NYBG on twitter and
    * Tweet this message: "Holiday Train Show Contest Alert from @NYBG and @Momtrends"

    Be sure to add your contact email. Contest open to US residents ages 18 and over. Contest ends 12/15/10 at midnight EST. Winners will be selected by Winners will be announced on a blog post. If winner fails to respond in 24 hours a new winner will be chosen. Momtrends was not paid for this post.

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