Whether you're a Metro North commuter or not, Grand Central is a holiday destination you shouldn't miss out on. 

Sure, definitely stop by during off-peak hours, we're not suggesting masochism, but there's plenty to do at the terminal besides waiting inordinate amounts of time for trains.

Actually, an excellent way to kill time would be checking out the NYC Transit Museum's Annex at Grand Central for the 15th Annual Holiday Train Show.

Especially since, heads up, the show is free. The museum's open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p..m.

In the center of the space, they have Lionel trains set up to depart from a model of Grand Central Terminal to the "North Pole."

As reported by Gothamist, the trains include the Grand Central Express, Metro-North, Pennsylvania Flyer, Polar Express, and vintage subway train sets along a 34', 2-level O- gauge model train track.

The backdrop was designed by Julia Rothman for the NYC Transit Museum's 40th anniversary.


You can find the NYC Transit Museum's Annex off the Main Concourse, in the Shuttle Passage. If navigating Grand Central during the holiday hype isn't your idea of a fun time (can't blame you), you can check out the Train Show until February 26th, 2017. 


Also, don't forget, the Grand Central Holiday Fair will be open until December 24th.

[via Gothamist] [Feature Image Courtesy nyconthecheap.com]