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Winter Solstice Celebration & Tree Lighting

Sunday, December 8, 12:30 to 5pm

Get into the holiday spirit with an afternoon of family fun, including a winter Garden tour, botanical crafts (additional fee), and live musical performances, as well as our Holiday Marketplace. Plus, join us for our Tree Lighting Ceremony at 4:30pm!

Event Schedule:

  • Noon to 5pm: Refreshments and treats for purchase from La Bella Torte
  • 12:30 to 4:30pm: Photos with Santa (photo fee starts at $10; must be on line by 4pm)
  • 1 to 2pm: Tour the Garden in Winter
  • 2 to 4pm: Botanical craft activities (additional fee; while supplies last)
  • 3 to 4pm: Concert by the Rough Dozen acappella group performing
  • seasonal songs
  • 4:30 to 5pm: Tree lighting ceremony and sing-along

Parking Garden open (fees apply).


Garden admission is free November 1–March 31.

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