Sat, Dec 7, 2024 – Tue, Dec 31, 2024 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Holiday Express Model Train & Flower Show

Enjoy large-scale model trains chugging through a festive scene overflowing with hundreds of poinsettias and fresh evergreens. Each year, Olbrich's horticulturists design and carefully construct a unique environment for visitors to explore. All aboard the Holiday Express!

Everyone/All Ages
At Olbrich

$8 - Adults | $5 - Children 6 & up | FREE - Children 5 & under | FREE - Olbrich Members

Free admission through the AHS Reciprocal Garden Network is not available during this fundraising event. The outdoor gardens remain free.

Admission paid at the door

Closes at 2 p.m. December 24

Closed all day December 25

Admission is inclusive of all indoor attractions, including the Holiday Express Train Show and tropical Bolz Conservatory. No advance tickets necessary.

The outdoor gardens are free for all guests to enjoy and feature winter interest container arrangements.

During the show, members of the Wisconsin Garden Railway Society come from all over the state to show off their large-scale model trains. Depending on the day, you might see a bullet train, steam train, Santa train, circus train, or freight train.

Member Preview

Friday, December 6 | 3 - 6 pm

Be the first to see the Holiday Express during this exclusive member preview. Enjoy light refreshments in the Learning Center and live entertainment in the tropical Bolz Conservatory.

Additionally, all members receive 20% off in the gift shop all day long!

Not a member? Consider joining today!

Gift Memberships

While visiting Holiday Express, don't forget your holiday shopping! Existing members receive $20 off any level gift membership for a new member. Not a member? Purchase a full priced membership and receive $20 off any level gift membership! This offer is available from November 13 - December 31 in Olbrich's lobby. Purchase by December 8 for delivery by December 25. Offer not available online. Gift membership deal only valid for new members, not renewals.