Holidays at the Garden

Through January 3, 2021 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Advance tickets available now.

Although the show is just a bit smaller than in years past, you can still sing along to your wintertime favorites at our popular topiary display, take in the rolling lights of the Piedmont Prairie and stroll among the blossoming 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.

Advance tickets will be available for 5, 6:30 and 8 p.m. arrival times. Guests with 5 and 6:30 p.m. arrival times can arrive up to 90 minutes after the time on their ticket but cannot be admitted prior to the time on their ticket. Guests with 8 p.m. arrival times are encouraged to arrive promptly to enjoy the show.

Many nights are selling out. Please purchase tickets in advance to guarantee entry for the desired date and time of visit. Tickets may not be available at the door as we are monitoring attendance limits to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for guests.

Adult: $14.95; Senior (60+): $12.95 Child 2-12: $7.95; Child Under 2: Free

Because of Covid-19 restrictions the Garden will not host live entertainment. We’re also sad to say that Santa won’t be able to visit this year. While our popular Orchid Tree, featuring more than 300 live orchids, will be on display, the Orchid Conservatory and Lost Hollow the Children’s Garden will remain closed. The Garden is committed to protecting the health and safety of our guests and varies its protocols according to current restrictions and recommendations.

Holidays at the Garden Evening Admission

Now selling tickets online in advance!
No additional fees apply. 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.

Purchase Tickets Online in Advance (Weds.-Sun.)
Adult:  $14.95
Senior 60+:  $12.95
Child 2 – 12:  $7.95
Child Under 2: Free
Members + up to 4 Guests: 30% off

Thank you to our Holidays at the Garden Sponsors

DSBG New 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 >>>

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. Presale tickets will also support our efforts related to social distancing and COVID-19 guidelines. 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?
Tickets for each of the three time slots will admit participants for 90 minutes 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 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 Thursday through Sunday from 10 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?
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.

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.


Contact us at 704-825-4490 or

Food Truck Schedule for Holidays at the Garden

Week 5: Dec. 23- Dec. 27
Week 5 DSBG Food Trucks
Week 6: Dec. 30 - Jan. 3
Week 6 DSBG Food Trucks