Public Invited to Celebrate New Year’s Eve and Day at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Family-family activities to ring in the new year

BELMONT, N.C. – The Holidays at the Garden tradition continues through January 1 at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and will feature a family-friendly early New Year’s Eve celebration.

Sparkle & Glow New Year’s Eve will feature family-friendly activities from 6 to 9 p.m. with traditions from around the world. Families can enjoy activities, live music by Josh Wiard, and more. Watch a Glow Hooper performance in Hillside Theatre at 7 and 8 p.m. (20-30 minute performances)! Guests will also receive mason glow jars (while supplies last) and can follow the luminary path. Please note, floating luminaries will not be available this year due to fire regulations. A sparkling wine tasting is available for an additional $20 per guest 21+. Children‘s activities are included with admission. Registration is not required, but tickets for Holidays at the Garden (which includes admission to New Year’s Eve) can be purchased at the door or in advance at or at 704-829-1252.

Guests are also invited to kick off the new year with a refreshing guided Garden hike on New Year’s Day at 11 a.m. The hike is free with daytime admission. A specialty Bloody Mary bar will be available after beginning at noon (additional cost). Free for members or free with general admission. No registration required.

Holidays at the Garden is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily now through Jan. 1 with the exception of Christmas Day (closed). Regular admission applies during the daytime and holiday admission begins at 4 p.m.:  $14.95/adult, $13.95/senior 60+, $8.95/child 2-12, and free/child under two. Members receive a 30% discount for themselves and up to four guests. Discounted tickets are available for groups of 15+. Tickets may be purchased for New Year’s Eve online in advance (before 4 p.m. on Dec. 31) at, by calling 704-829-1252 or may also be purchased at the door.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call (704) 825-4490. A special thank you to Holidays at the Garden sponsors including David Belk Cannon Foundation as the presenting sponsor, Duke Energy and Gaston County Travel & Tourism as the supporting sponsors, and K104.7 as the media sponsor.

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