November 27 to December 31st
Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
These spectacular evenings will include displays with more than 600,000 lights, old fashioned trains, carriage rides, holiday carols, baked treats and other activities designed to fill the holiday season with memories that will last a lifetime.
Admission: Adults, $10; Seniors 60 +, $9; Children 4-12, $5; Members free each Tuesday, half-price Wednesday through Monday.
Sponsored by CaroMont Health and Lite 102.9. Train sponsored by The Duke Energy Foundation.
Children will also have the opportunity to be photographed with Santa, explore our holiday train display or take a tour through the Garden on our tram. As always, Santa has prepared a little treat for children to take home. Photo Packages available from Greg Briley Photography starting at $35 Date & Time: Saturday Dec. 5, 12, 19, 2009 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Beginning at the Garden’s grand entrance on New Hope Road, guests are immediately immersed into a Christmas wonderland.
Guests will travel past the still garden ponds and make their way into the Visitor Pavilion (above and below)
Upon arriving to the Visitor Pavilion, guests are greeted by white trumpeting angels, decorated in holiday splendor and sounds.
The décor includes a guest favorite, a spectacular 16-foot-tall Orchid tree, featuring more than 300 orchids.
In the Garden, guests are invited to enjoy a walking tour through a dazzling light display encompassing six separate gardens, The Orchid Conservatory and surrounding landscape that presents spectacular light displays at every turn. Guests can walk through a grand 30-foot tall tree of lights, visit the icy White Garden or the festive Canal Garden. A captivating display of lights engulfs guests in every direction.
The Orchid Conservatory offers a chance to warm up, and see two garden-scale trains snaking through the tropical plants (below) and holiday favorites.
Carriage rides through a portion of the display are available Thursday through Sunday evenings for an additional fee.
Santa will make appearances nightly to the public starting at 6:30 p.m. In addition, guests can grab a cup of cocoa, coffee, cider and baked goods at the Garden’s coffee bar.
Santa sets up his workshop again at the Garden to spend time with some very lucky children! During this festive occasion, Santa will read a story and spread Holiday cheer through a Holiday sing-a-long. After much merriment, Garden elves are on staff to help children create a special holiday gift for someone on their list, help decorate cookies and much more. Reservations Required Registration: Call to Register 704-829-1252 Sponsored by Karen Warner Catering.
Admission: Members, $12; Non-Members, $15. Includes admission for Holiday Lights. Accompanying adults must pay Holiday Lights admission.