Model Train Show
New York Society of Model Engineers
341 Hoboken Road, Carlstadt, NJ.  (201) 939-9212. 

November 14-16, 21-23, 28-30
 5,000 square foot of model trains.  Two large operating model train layouts.

Barron Arts Center
582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge.  732-634-0413.
Nov 29- Dec 28 (closed 12/25).
FREE. Holiday model train show.

Garden State Central Model
Railroad Club Train Show at Info Age.
2201 Marconi Rd, Wall 732-280-3000
Three weekends prior to Christmas.

Model Railroad Club
295 Jefferson Ave, Union, 908-964-9724
Dec 28-30, 5-7, 12-14
Annual train and holiday light show and open house. 100-car trains, large scale steam locomotive & steel mill displays!

Gigantic Holiday Model Train Show by Ramapo Valley Railroad
Ho-Ho-Kus VFW Hall, 620 Cliff St, HoHoKus.
Massive permanent, train layout, with cities, farms, drive-in movie theaters and wind mill farms (that work), mountains, and plenty of trains running. Sometime Thomas makes an appearance. Sundays: Dec. 7, 14 & 28, 1-4 pm

NYC Transit Museum
Grand Central Terminal
Through Sunday Feb 22, 2015. FREE.
Small display takes visitors on an imaginary.  journey from Grand Central to the North Pole.

New York Botanical Garden
Bronx, NY. Through Jan 19, 2015.
Dozens and dozens of trains glide through intrinsically constructed models of NYC landmarks and beautifully landscaped backgrounds.

Monmouth Museum, 765 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft. 732.747.2266.
Thru Jan 4, 2015.
A Historical art exhibition to launch the return of the Museum’s annual Model Train Display!

Christmas Express with Santa Claus
NJ Museum of Transportation, Allaire State Park,
Farmingdale 732-938-5524. 12/6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 (Days) and 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 (nights)
Christmas train ride with Santa on beautifully decorated trains.