Wonderland Express

Wonderland Express

Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm


'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!


10 am – 5 pm: Family Drop-in Activities

11 am and 1 pm: Christmas Concert

Advance: member/nonmember: $17/$20
Day-of: member/nonmember: $20/$23
Children 2 and under are free.

Holiday music at the Christmas Brass Concert with the Chicago Brass Band, plus the thrills of Wonderland Express!

Get into the holiday spirit with a Christmas Brass Concert, featuring festive holiday favorites by the Chicago Brass Band in Alsdorf Auditorium. Ticket price includes concert and access to Wonderland Express. Standard parking fees apply.

Extend your visit to the Garden with a delicious brunch at the Garden View Café.