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Holidays at the Garden

November 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until January 5, 2020


Holidays at the Garden

Daily November 29, 2019 – January 5*, 2020 from 5 to 9 p.m.

*Closed Christmas Day
The Garden will remain open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for general daytime admission and will be closed 4 to 5 p.m. Click here for info on daytime admission fees.

Delight in a stroll through the shimmering Mile of a Million Lights this holiday season! Along your journey, discover the colorful lights of the topiaries dancing to merry tunes, LED cherry trees glowing along Canal Garden, waves of color glittering in the Piedmont Prairie, enchanting fairy villages and model trains flourishing in the Orchid Conservatory, and so much more.

Pause to warm your hands or roast a marshmallow by a crackling fire, marvel at the towering orchid tree, listen to live holiday music, engage in an activity for children, shop for gifts in The Garden Store, sip a warm beverage, and enjoy every moment of this festive annual tradition with those you cherish. Model train displays built by the Metrolina Model Railroaders can be found throughout the Garden.

Santa Claus will be available for professional photos with families on Dec. 2, 9 and 16  from 5 to 8:30 p.m. (additional fee, reservations required). Santa will also be available Tuesday through Thursday from Dec. 3 – 19 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for personal photos (no fee). Mrs. Claus will visit the Garden Friday through Sunday from Nov. 29 to Dec. 22 in addition to Christmas Eve from 6 to 8 p.m.

Food service will be available in addition to beverages including coffee, hot chocolate, cider, beer, wine and other spirits.

Holidays at the Garden Evening Admission

Click here to save by purchasing tickets online in advance!
No additional fees apply. Ticket prices increase at the door. Pre-tax prices listed. Click here to become a member today and save on holiday tickets!

Group Rates (15+ Guests): Groups receive $1 off each ticket, call 704-829-1294 to schedule a visit

Online in Advance (Mon.-Thurs.) At the Door (Mon.-Thurs.)
Adult:  $14.95 Adult: $16.95
Senior 60+:  $12.95 Senior 60+: $14.95
Child 2 – 12:  $7.95 Child 2 – 12:  $8.95
Child Under 2: Free Child Under 2: Free
Members + up to 4 Guests: 30% off Members + up to 4 Guests: 30% off
Online in Advance (Fri.-Sun.) At the Door (Fri.-Sun.)
Adult:  $16.95 Adult: $18.95
Senior 60+:  $14.95 Senior 60+: $16.95
Child 2 – 12:  $8.95 Child 2 – 12:  $9.95
Child Under 2: Free Child Under 2: Free
Members + up to 4 Guests: 30% off Members + up to 4 Guests: 30% off

Thank you to our Holidays at the Garden Sponsors

Know Before You Glow

Where is the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden located?
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is located just west of Charlotte at the N.C./S.C. state line, outside the quaint town of Belmont. The Garden is easily accessible from Interstates 85 and 77 and less than 30 minutes from uptown.  View on Google Maps >>>
Please note, Pole Branch Road is currently closed from Fewell Road to Hwy. 274 and the detour utilizes Fewell Road. Click here to view a detour map.

Do you recommend purchasing tickets in advance online or at the door?
We strongly recommend that visitors purchase tickets online in advance to expedite entry and save on admission. Admission prices increase at the door. Fridays, Saturdays and the week before Christmas are typically the busiest evenings. Tickets are non-refundable and the event is held rain or shine.

What should I expect?
We recommend a minimum of two hours to enjoy all the event has to offer. The Holidays at the Garden outdoor walking trail is brick or gravel.

What if it rains or if there is bad weather?
The Garden is open rain or shine, but in the event of severe weather including dangerous storms or ice, the Garden may close. Please visit the website prior to your visit. Rain checks will be issued if the Garden closes for the safety of our guests.

Do you need volunteers?
Yes! Please email volunteer@dsbg.org or call 704-829-1257 if you’re interested!

Is the Garden still open during the day?
Yes, the garden is open for general admission during the day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please click here to view regular daytime hours and admission. If you plan to visit during the day and also during the evening, you will need to to purchase both daytime admission passes and also Holidays at the Garden tickets.

Can I bring my camera?
General photography with handheld cameras is encouraged, but please review our Photography Policy before your visit. Share your photos on social media with #DSBGHolidays!

Can I bring food and/or beverages?
Beverages, light dinner options and snacks are available for purchase from The Garden Store and vendors. The Garden does not have a restaurant onsite. Picnics and coolers are welcome anywhere on the property, but please no alcoholic carry-ins. Please leave grills at home. Tables in the Great Hall are available on a first-come basis and can only be reserved with a VIP Holiday Package (contact us at 704-829-1268 or privateevents@dsbg.org to book).

Is the Garden handicap and stroller accessible?
The Holidays at the Garden outdoor walking trail is brick or gravel with limited mobility. Alternative wheelchair/stroller-accessible routes are available (not available for rent).

Are pets allowed?
Only trained service animals that perform life functions for individuals with disabilities are permitted in the Garden.


November 29, 2019
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$7.95 – $16.95
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