Thousands of sparkling lights adorn a miniature village surrounded by a quarter mile track with model trains zipping in and out of tunnels, over bridges, and through the woods... all outdoors in the winter garden.
About the Garden Railway
Visitors of all ages will be wowed 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 display and buildings are all made of natural materials – bark, leaves, twigs, hollow logs, mosses, acorns, dried flowers, seeds and stones – to form a perfectly proportioned miniature landscape complete with miniature rivers. Each building, while an exact replica of the original, is unique in its design. Philadelphia-area landmarks such as a masterpiece replica of Independence Hall are made using pine cone seeds for shingles, acorns as finials and twigs as downspouts.
FRIDAYS, DECEMBER 13, 20, 27 | 4:00 - 7:30pm
Tickets required. Click here to purchase tickets through Ticket Leap.
Come and enjoy the Holiday Garden Rail all lit up and decorated for the season. White lights sparkle along the rail and miniature greens adorn the buildings. Kids, for more fun, bring your flashlight and help lead the way through the garden as night falls.
Complete the evening with a variety of winter warmers from the Compton Cafe! A selection of hot drinks (cider, homemade cocoa, coffee, and tea), snacks, apple fritters, hot dogs, and soup of the evening will be available for purchase. The Café will be open from 4:00 - 7:30pm during all Friday Night Lights evenings.