Celebrating 20 years of holiday cheer!

Since 2002, visitors of all ages have been delighted by a quarter mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with fifteen different rail lines and two cable cars, nine bridges (including a trestle bridge you can walk under), and bustling model trains, all set in the lovely winter garden of the Morris Arboretum. The buildings are all meticulously decorated for the holidays with lights that twinkle along the tracks and around the surrounding landscape.

The annual fan-favorite Holiday Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum, (100 E. Northwestern Avenue) returns on Thanksgiving weekend.

The exhibit features an intricate and expansive train display of 15 rails spanning a quarter-mile of the track, surrounded by natural materials, multiple train cars, towns, and miniature figurines. November 25  to December 30 from 10 to 4 p.m., along with nightly tours on select weekend dates.

The Holiday Garden Railway runs from November 25 through December 30, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Closed December 24 & 25.
Check for weather closings.

Nighttime Express

Holiday Garden Railway: Nighttime Express is a special ticketed event where visitors can experience the illuminated magic during wintery nights. Nighttime Express runs on the following dates: November 26, 27; December 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23 from 4:30 – 8:00 pm.

Closed December 24 & 25.
Check for weather closings.

Visit Morris Arboretum for more information.

Morris Arboretum

100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118