Morris Arboretum’s Holiday Garden Railway is Outdoors and Opening as Planned on November 27

Morris Arboretum’s ever-popular holiday attraction—the Holiday Garden Railway—returns on Friday, November 27, by advance ticket only. All of the buildings and model trains along the outdoor quarter mile track are 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). Masks are required for all visitors over the age of 2.

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 outdoor 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 for both. 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: