Just after Thanksgiving (don't judge me, I have a lot going on right now :) we went to the New York Botanical Garden with some friends. They have an incredible train show during the holidays in which they have made replicas of some on New Yorks most famous structures out of all natural materials. Throughout the room there are trains going through along the exhibit and over the replicas of NY's bridges. It is truly amazing that they build all of these thing from plants, twigs etc., and everything is held together with tree sap and the like.
We just happened to go on one of the first snowy days of the season and thus did not have to fight the crowds. It was perfect. The kids had a great time and we ended the day with a snowball fight, just outside of the parking lot. A snowball fight is a lot more inviting when I know the car is being warmed up for me just a few feet away!