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Holiday Express Flower & Model Train Show

3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704

Closes at 2 p.m. December 24

Closed all day December 25

The poinsettias are blooming and the trains are back on track. All aboard the Holiday Express!

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. The 2022 Holiday Express will feature a carnival theme.

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.


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.

The Holiday Cafe will not be offered in Olbrich’s lobby during Holiday Express this year. Carry-in drinks and light snacks are allowed in the lobby area.