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Win a 4 Pack of tickets to the 2011 NYBG Holiday Train Show

Attending the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden has been an annual tradition for my family. Now celebrating its 20th year of creating holiday magic, the Garden has added a special treat for model train fans. You can now go behind the scenes to witness how a structure for the Holiday Train show is created. I’m happy to announce we’ve once again partnered with the Garden to offer you a chance to win a 4 Pack of Tickets to the show!

The contest rules are simple. Just do the following:

Leave a comment below about why you’d like to attend the 2011 New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show. Keep it brief and to the point.

For an extra entry, please retweet the following via twitter and leave a comment along with your original comment that you’ve done so:

Choo-Choo! Win 4 free tickets from @CuteMonsterDad to the Holiday Train Show @NYBG – http://bit.ly/tfYFxE Pls RT

The New York Botanical Garden holds many fantastic family oriented events throughout the year. Keep yourself posted by following them via Twitter and Facebook. The information to do so is below:


Dates and other important information you should remember:

The Holiday Train Show runs November 19, 2011 through January 16, 2012. The free tickets are valid to see the show with the exception of PEAK WEEK which runs December 19, 2011 through January 2, 2012.

If you’re the lucky winner of the 4 Pack of tickets, then you can have them sent to you by mail or you can pick them up at the visitors center at the NY Botanical Garden. The contest ends at 11:59pm EST on Thursday, November 17, 2011. The winner will be notified via email or twitter by Friday November 18, 2011. The winner has 24 hours to respond after notification. If no response is made another winner will be randomly drawn. Good luck!

UPDATE: Congratulations to the winner, Kathleen Egan! And thanks to everyone that entered. Have a great Holiday season!

  • Liz C.

    I’d like to attend the train show for the first time because after hearing about it from my mom the past two years, it really is a must-see NYC Holiday Event!

  • Bsbnick128

    And I retweeted!

  • Jody

    My kids would love to see the train show this year

  • Jody

    I retweeted too

  • MSH

    Love the train show at the Garden!!  It is an annual event for my family to visit.  The behind the scenes tour to see how the structures are created would be fantastic.  Always wondered how they create Yankee Stadium and Grand Central from bark, leaves and twigs!!

  • Mebpush1

    The New York Botanical Train Show is a wonderful event for all ages.  I went last year with my niece and nephews and we all had a fantastic time!!  The creativity and attention to detail was amazing!!!

  • I would love to win this because I have a new baby girl (my first) and would love to take her to the train show so she can experience a holiday treat with model trains zip over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks
    made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites
    include the original Yankee Stadium, Statue of Liberty, and Brooklyn
    Bridge.  My grandpa used to have trains going around the tree – so this would be a family tradition.

  • Don

    My wife and I would love to take our two boys, ages 11 and 4, to this year’s train show. They both have the same strong interest & excitement in trains and i’m sure they would enjoy it as much as I would! What a great family event it would be for the holiday season!

  • Kathleen Egan

    We would love to see the train show at NYBG because we would love to make some special Holiday memories with our two daughters and this sounds like an awesome way to do that! Thank you ! @ktleen2

  • Kathleen Egan

    I tweeted the above tweet! @ktleen2

  • I would love to win these tickets for my mom’s new boyfriend. He has been in my life for a year and has turned into the father never had. He is a avid model railroader and this would just be a great way to say thank you to him for everything. 
    -nicole barron

  • Elfgemii

    Love, love, love, theNYBG train show

  • Rebecca

    I’d love to take my kids back to the NYBG train show.  They loved it the first time around but we didn’t budget enough time for the Gingerbread Adventures and show.  Next time we’d make sure we have the whole day to enjoy it!!

  • Rebecca

    I tweeted @Groller

  • Bokenblue

    My kids are train fanatics … they would love to attend the Train Show … and so would I!!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you to everyone who entered the contest!