Holiday Garden Railway Returns to Morris Arboretum on November 27th

Morris Arboretum’s ever-popular holiday attraction—the Holiday Garden Railway—returns on Friday, November 27, with all the buildings and model trains along the quarter mile track meticulously decorated for the holidays with thousands of twinkling lights.  The Holiday Garden Railway display, runs daily from 10am-4pm November 27 through December 31.  (Please note that the Arboretum is closed December 24, 25, and January 1). Advance tickets required.

For those who would like to see the Holiday Garden Railway by night, Holiday Garden Railway Nights returns this year for TEN evenings on Saturday and Sunday nights, beginning on Thanksgiving weekend through December 27, from 4:30-7:30pm. Lighted trees and colored cone lights pave the way to the railway site, adding to the festive atmosphere. Holiday Garden Railway Nights runs on five weekends (Saturday/Sunday) November 28-29, December 5- 6, 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27.

Holiday Garden Railway Nights is a separate admission from daytime visitation and advanced tickets are required both. Ticket are available for members on November 2nd and for non-members on November 9th.  For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Morris Arboretum website at or call 215-247-5777, ext. 109 or 125.

The Garden Railway is supported, in part, through the generosity of Gwen and Ed Asplundh and by a gift given in memory of Joe Shuttleworth.

Morris Arboretum is one of more than 30 Philadelphia gardens in America’s Garden Capital. This 92-acre horticultural display garden features a spectacular collection of mature trees in a beautiful and colorful landscape.  The Morris Arboretum offers educational programs for many audiences ranging from youth to professional, and is a leader in botanical and horticultural research.  The official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Morris Arboretum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and accredited by the American Association of Museums.  For more information, visit:

Photo caption: Morris Arboretum’s Holiday Garden Railway returns on November 27, open daily through December 31 (Closed Dec 24, 25). Nighttime viewing is available on Saturday and Sunday nights. Advance tickets required for both day and night.