Highlights for November 2018

October 23, 2018

November at Grand Central Terminal is filled with tons of fun, from the beloved annual Holiday Train Show at the New York Transit Museum to the opening of the Grand Central Holiday Fair and everything in between! For more information, images, or to set up interviews, contact Sasha Papirov at (212) 576-2700 or Images are available via Dropbox here.

Holiday Events

Grand Central Holiday FairNovember 12 through December 24, Vanderbilt Hall – Grand Central Terminal welcomes back its annual Holiday Fair for six weeks with indoor shopping under the beautiful Beaux Arts architecture and chandeliers in the warmth of Vanderbilt Hall. Artisans will sell a diverse mix of items, including men’s and women’s accessories, pet products, photography, clothing, holiday ornaments, bath and body items, products for the home, and other locally made and handcrafted goods across 40 booths. The fair is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 8pm, Saturdays from 10am to 7pm, and Sundays from 11am to 6pm. Visitors can also stop by for complimentary gift wrapping services during the week leading up to Christmas. For additional details, visit the website.

17th Annual Holiday Train ShowNovember 15 through February 3, New York Transit Museum Gallery & Store – Nothing says holiday enchantment quite like model Lionel trains departing a miniature replica of Grand Central Terminal on their way to the North Pole. Visitors can bring their families to see the two-level, 34-foot-long, miniature New York City and countryside set against new artwork designed by artist Ebony Bolt. For additional details, visit the website.

Thanksgiving MarketWednesday, November 21, 8am-7pm, Grand Central Taxi Stand on Vanderbilt Avenue at 43rd Street – Grand Central bakeries will be selling their delicious desserts and breads on the Taxi Stand for an easy grab-and-go treat just in time for Thanksgiving. Customers can contact shops in advance to pre-order their Thanksgiving desserts and pick up at the Taxi Stand throughout the event. For additional details and participating bakeries, visit the website.

Shopping & Dining

Central WatchNovember 19 through 21 – Central Watch will be offering Black Friday specials including 60 percent off on select brands, a new vintage watch inventory, and special $19.95 pricing for select brands such as Timex, Casio, and Ice Watches.

La ChulaNovember 13 and the week of November 21, Dining Concourse – In celebration of the restaurant’s two-year anniversary at Grand Central Terminal, La Chula will be selling $2 tacos all day long November 13, which is also #TacoTuesday. In addition, La Chula is celebrating Thanksgiving with a special Taco de Pavo con mole with chile de arbol cranberry salsa for $4.50 the week of November 21.

Tia’s Place Annual Customer Appreciation SaleNovember 19 through 25 – Tia’s Place is offering shoppers 20 percent off the entire store the week of Thanksgiving.


MTA eTix – This free app allows Metro-North Railroad customers to purchase train tickets anytime, anywhere with their mobile devices. The app, available for both iPhone and Android, is available to all Metro-North customers on the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven Lines. For more information, visit the website here.

Official MAS Guided Tours of Grand CentralDaily at 12:30pm – MTA Metro-North Railroad has teamed up with The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) and Orpheo Inc. to provide daily docent-guided tours of the Terminal. The 75-minute tour highlights the history, architecture, and operation of one of the world’s largest train terminals. Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for seniors, students, children, members of the military, Metro-North riders with same-day ticket stubs, and MAS members. Private and group tours also can be arranged by calling 212.464.8255. Visit for more information.

Official Grand Central Terminal Audio ToursDaily from 9am to 6pm – Available in “local” (one-hour) and “express” (30-minute) versions, this self-paced tour focuses on the architectural highlights of the Terminal, its secrets, famous visitors, and sometimes turbulent history. The tour is available at the GCT Tours window in the Main Concourse across from Track 30. Audio tours are $9 for adults and $7 for seniors, military, students, and kids. Languages include English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese. No reservations needed. Information is available at

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Goodman Media International for GCT / / 212-576-2700

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