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Holidays at the Garden at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Updated: Dec 7, 2021

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden one of the must see attractions in Belmont, North Carolina celebrates the holidays with Holiday at the Garden. Over half a million lights illuminate the gardens beginning in late November through the end of December. Artfully arranged displays use plants to set holiday stages, a 16-foot tree from more than 300 blooming orchids, about 100 outdoor trees of different varieties decked in lights and – on the Four Seasons Lawn – a massive Fraser fir draped with lights and circled by an operating, scaled-down railroad train.

Holiday Lights at the Garden Opening Weekend November 26, 2021

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden's cherished annual holiday event will open on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, will run through January 2nd and is open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The lights will shine from 5 to 9 pm. The Garden is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Sing along to your wintertime favorites at our popular topiary display, take in the rolling lights of the Piedmont Prairie and stroll among the twinkling cherry trees. Grab a bite from the food trucks, roast a marshmallow beside a roaring fire, sip a warm or cold beverage and soak up the season’s cheer.

DSBG Member Preview

A member preview will take place in the evening of Tuesday, November 30th. All members are invited to experience Holidays at the Garden for free during the member preview but you need to reserve tickets in advance.


The Garden is going above and beyond to keep you safe again this season by following safety protocols by local mandates and the CDC. Guests, volunteers, and employees are required to follow health guidelines on social distancing, maintaining at least six feet of personal space at all times. The number of tickets will be limited each evening and entry times will be staggered to reduce crowding. Masks are required indoors for all guests over age 2, regardless of vaccination status and are strongly recommended outdoors when social distancing (6 ft.) is not possible. Hand sanitation stations will be readily available.

Get Your Advance Online Tickets Now

Tickets for Holidays at the Garden must be purchased in advance on their website. No tickets will be sold on site. You can also become a member of DSBG to save on your holiday tickets.


Christmas County in Gaston County

Holidays at the Garden are a part of Christmas County in Gaston County. A magical time in featuring holiday lights, festivals, parades, skating, snowless sledding and more.


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