Most visitors to Manhattan this time of the year head for the gigantic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree or traipse around gawking at the elaborate holiday window displays, but for me one of the highlights in New York City every holiday season for the past 15 years has been the NYC Transit Museum’s Annual Holiday Train Show in the beautiful Grand Central Terminal. The awesome display centers on a model of the historic Grand Central Terminal, with vintage train sets running along a 100 meter-long, bi-level layout. It incorporates antique Lionel trains, such as the Pennsylvania Flyer, the Polar Express, and the Grand Central Express.
The exhibition is free and is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday, 10 am-6 pm running through February 26, 2017. The Transit Museum’s Grand Central Gallery Annex is located off the Main Concourse in the Shuttle Passage.
Images courtesy of the MTA