Experience the Joy of Winter Lights

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Winter Lights Hours

Done for the Season.

We hope to see you next year!

There's Plenty to See!

See the Arboretum grounds aglow with outdoor and indoor lights. Walk among 14 outdoor displays, from the entry drive to the Learning Center to the Cloister Garden Trellis. Warm up by the NEW S’more Village, located in the Margot Picnic Shelter area. Indoors, the Great Hall and Conservatory will be festively illuminated as well! Free with gate admission.

Food and Beverages Available for Purchase

Visit S'more Village and purchase a s'more package for $5 (makes 4), check out the food tent featuring a rotating menu of hot food items and hot chocolate, or venture to Oswald Visitor Center to the bar to try a fresh baked cookie, a spiked cider or a tasty Baily's and Cocoa.

Wine Tasting

Join Schram Vineyards every Friday at Winter Lights from 5:30- 7pm for a tasting of two different wines, varying by week.

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Thanks to our Winter Lights Sponsors!


Indoor Displays

Great Hall – featuring 24’ tall poinsettia tree donated by Wagners Greenhouses, 12’ tall decorated evergreens, lights and festive decor. 

Magical Meyer-Deats Conservatory – magically decorated with white lights to highlight the tropical flowers in bloom all season.

Outdoor Displays

1. Jingle All the Way (Entry and Gatehouse)
2. Winter Farm (Hill near Margot Picnic Shelters - Scarecrow Hill)

3. S'more Village (Margot Picnic Shelters)

4. Curler Pete's Ice Pools, featuring Dale Lewis' Curler Pete sculpture (Learning Center Parking Lot demonstration pools)

5. Bing's Winter Home featuring Dale Lewis' Bing Sculpture (Center Island in front of OVC)

6. Winter Pond featuring Dale Lewis' sculpture Never Stop Pulling (Front of Snyder Building)

7. Winter Wonderland (Dahlberg Terrace)

8. Frosty's Path (Path behind Snyder Building)

9. Cheery Cherry Terrace featuring Dale Lewis' 7-foot-tall Cherry Tree (Morgan Terrace and MacMillan Garden)

10. Winter Wonder Theater Light Show (Tea Room Terrace)

11. Frozen Falls (Waterfall area)

12. Winter Pollinator Garden (Perennial Garden)

13. Arbor Lights (Cloister Garden)

14. Winter Wedding (Wedding Tower)