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Holiday Lights at the Garden at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Immerse yourself in the enchanting glow of the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden holiday season during the Holidays at the Garden. Running from Friday, November 24, through Saturday, December 23, this annual tradition lights up the Garden with a dazzling display of lights, sparkling fountains, and festive decorations. From 5 to 10 pm, Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Mondays), witness the magic of winter unfold in the radiant ambiance of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.

Holiday Lights at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden:

The Garden transforms into a winter wonderland, with paths adorned in vibrant lights that lead you through a captivating journey. From paved roads to pressed gravel and brick hardscape, the paths are wide enough to accommodate strollers, wagons, and wheelchairs. Warm up around outdoor fire pits, savor delightful treats from food trucks, and find unique holiday gifts at The Garden Store. Capture the spirit of the season with a picture before the Orchid Tree outside the Great Hall. Timed tickets are available online, ensuring a seamless entry into this radiant spectacle.

Winter Wonderland Pop-up Tent

Enjoy the Holiday Lights i! Cozy up, away from the crowd, over a Holiday spread of cocoa, dessert charcuterie withoptional individual Bailey’s, Kahlua, and Peppermint Schnapps at the exclusive Winter Wonderland Pop-up Tent in our White Garden. Available Wednesday, November 30th through Saturday, December 31st. Reservations can be made in one-hour time blocks before or after you view the garden lights. To reserve your spot email Seating for 8-10 people; minimum 4 persons to book.

Santa Paws - New This Year!

For the first time, Holidays at the Garden introduces Santa Paws Night on Tuesday, November 28. Bring your four-legged family members to enjoy the lights. Rumors have it that Santa might make a surprise visit, offering an adorable photo opportunity with your furry friends. Tickets for dogs are $5 per pooch for this particular night, and some pups even come dressed for the festive occasion. Take advantage of this delightful addition to the holiday festivities!


Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden's cherished annual holiday lights opened after Thanksgiving and will run through December 31st. but is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The lights will shine from 5 to 9 pm. The Garden is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Get Your Advance Online Tickets Now

  • Timed tickets (5 pm entry & 7 pm entry) available online

  • Limited at-the-door tickets based on online sales

  • Adult: $25+tax, Senior 60+: $23+tax, Children 2-12: $15+tax, Children under 2: FREE

Pre-Purchase Tip: Secure your admission by purchasing timed tickets in advance online or at the Garden's front desk during regular business hours.


Christmas County in Gaston County

Cap off your Holidays at the Garden experience by exploring the broader festivities in Christmas County. Beyond the lights, Christmas County offers a holiday extravaganza with festivals, parades, skating, snowless sledding, and more. Make Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden a central part of your holiday vacation and embrace the season's splendor in Gaston County. For more information, visit in Gaston County. A magical time in featuring holiday lights, festivals, parades, skating, snowless sledding and more.

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