Wonderland Express

Wonderland Express

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 at 10:00am


'Tis the season for family fun! Join us at the Garden for Wonderland Express, an annual holiday extravaganza featuring magnificent model trains, magical and glittering indoor snow, and meticulously crafted Chicago landmarks in miniature. Plus, see intricate ice carvings and hear beautiful music from carolers.

Bring the smartphones and video cameras, as our holiday exhibition delights children and parents, friends and families. Kids, look for Thomas the Tank Engine!


6–8 pm: Holiday Cheers

Advance: $27/$32
Day-of: $30/$35

Must be 21 or older to attend event; valid ID card must be shown.
Standard parking fees apply.

Ticket price includes tasting glass, wristband to participate in tastings, tasting guide, and access to Wonderland Express.

Come to drink in the best of the season. Join us for tastings of local spirits, wine, and winter brews, while you enjoy the surrounding Wonderland Express exhibition with trains and more than 80 Chicago landmarks. Guests check in at the East Greenhouse Gallery and receive a wristband, tasting glass, and tasting sheet. Light fare and drinks will be available for purchase.

Tickets to this event are nonrefundable. Due to the popularity of this event, we encourage you to buy tickets in advance. A confirmation will arrive via email once your order is received. Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. Advance tickets may also be purchased at the Chicago Botanic Garden in the Visitor Center. Event will occur rain or shine.


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