Let's Spread the Joy this Holiday Season!


Join us as we light up the gardens through the dark days of winter. We're keeping things cozy and bright at the Arboretum this winter. Stroll through holiday lights, sip on tea, meet up with Santa for cookies and ring in the new year with us! For Winter Lights dates, details and admission, click here!

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Winter Lights Dates & Hours

Winter Lights Dates & Hours


November 22 - January 5

Stroll through the gardens to find magical winter light displays. Buy a s'mores kit to use over a roaring bonfire, warm up with cocoa in the Oswald Visitor's Center and admire the Arboretum's 25-foot poinsettia trees, as well as thematically decorated evergreen trees.

Winter Lights at the Arb Hours
Friday: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.


Additional Dates
December 23rd, 26th & 30th
January 1st & 2nd


Ticketed Event Dates
Milk and Cookies with Santa, December 12th & 19th (see event details here)
NYE Party December 31st (see event details here)

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Tree Lighting Ceremony


November 21

Get in the holiday spirit as we unveil the Arboretum's 24-foot poinsettia tree and light up the trees of the Great Hall. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies!

Register here!

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Poinsettias provided by:

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New Year's Eve Winter Lights Party

New Year's Eve Winter Lights Party



New this year, you won't want to miss the Arboretum's family-friendly New Year's Eve Party! 

Click here for more info!