Head to the New York Botanical Backyard for its 27th annual Vacation Prepare Present. Watching these miniature locomotives zip down a half-mile of tiny tracks previous teensy replicas of the Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central and greater than 100 different NYC landmarks, re-created in bark, leaves and different pure supplies, brings out the child in us all. New this yr: One World Commerce Heart and the Battery Maritime Constructing, full with two classic ferry boats. Via Jan. 21, closed Mondays; $28. New York Botanical Backyard, 2900 Southern Blvd., The Bronx; NYBG.org.