Winter Garden aGlow

Date(s) - Thu 24 Nov - Sun 1 Jan
6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Idaho Botanical Garden

You may have seen the Garden in bloom in summer, but have you seen it glow in the winter? Join us for the 20th annual Winter Garden aGlow at the Idaho Botanical Garden and see our dazzling display of over 300,000 sparkling lights artfully displayed throughout the holiday season.

Special guests Santa and his reindeer Prancer will visit from the North Pole and the Holiday Express, a G-scale model train, will wind its way through the glowing winter wonderland. Local choirs will fill the air with music on select nights. Visit the Garden Store for special ‘holiday specs’ to turn the twinkling lights into holiday symbols and characters!

Events Dates & Times

November 24, 2016 – January 1, 2017

Gates do not open until 6 p.m. – Last admissions at 8:45 p.m.
Garden closes promptly at 9:30 p.m.

We are open on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Open rain, shine, or snow.

Click here to download the Winter Garden aGlow Treasure Hunt for a fun way to enjoy the Winter Garden aGlow experience!



Regular Pricing:Adults: $8
Youth (ages 5-12): $4
Children (4 and younger): Free
Garden Members: $4
Friday – Saturday Pricing:Adults: $10
Youth (ages 5-12): $6
Children (4 and younger): Free
Garden Members: $6

Admission Discounts and Specials:

Monday Family Pack: $25 for up to 6 people

Military Discount:$1 off admission price (with valid ID)

Become a New Memberrr in Decemberrr
and receive 4 tickets!

See the dazzling Winter Garden aGlow display with over 300,000 lights for free* when you join the Idaho Botanical Garden at the $60 Household level or higher!

*All new Household memberships will receive 4 event vouchers (good for Winter Garden aGlow, or other Garden events) to use or gift to a friend! That’s an up to $40 additional value! Offer applies to NEW members.

Garden Membership makes a perfect holiday gift that keeps on giving year-round! Enjoy this seasonal offer with family and friends!

Join or Gift a Membership Today

Purchasing Tickets
Purchase Winter Garden aGlow tickets in advance or the night of at the ticket kiosks!

Advance Tickets:
Purchase your tickets in advance by visiting the Garden office Monday-Friday from 9-5 p.m. or online by pushing the button below. Tickets purchased online are date specific but can be used another night if needed.

Online purchases come in the form of e-tickets (delivered in a separate e-mail) which can be taken straight to the gate the night of.

Purchase Tickets

Event Calendar!

Dec event calendar for website 12.12.16


Holiday Garden Gift Store: Open nightly November 24-January 1 from 6 – 9 p.m. Top off your evening and warm up with a visit to The Garden Store located in the Garden cottage during Winter Garden aGlow! You’ll find everything you need from holiday decor to one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list. Take home a souvenir like the ‘holiday specs’ or a locally made treasure! Your purchases help keep the Garden blooming all summer and glowing all winter.

Santa Station:
Santa will be at the Garden weekends Friday-Mondays in December, Prancer will join him unless he is busy running Mrs. Claus’ errands! Visits are free with Winter Garden aGlow admission.

Prancer will not be joining Santa on December 10. He is a live reindeer and may be unable to join us due to unforeseen circumstances.

Holiday Express: A holiday favorite, this authentic model G-scale replicas of steam and diesel engines run nightly through December in the English Garden. Special thank you to the Southern Idaho Garden Railway Society for their time and displaying their beautiful train for another year!

Food & Drink: Complimentary cocoa, cider, and cookies – donations encouraged!

Vendors on site may include:

Canyon Creek Bistro
K&R Kettle Corn
Kono (serving dessert dough cones with different fillings)
Dutch Bros.

Holiday Party:

Create your own magical holiday party within the Winter Garden aGlow’s sparkling lights and festive environment. Use either our heated, decorated Tent or the Greenhouse as an exclusive place to warm up and enjoy your own refreshments, or hire a professional caterer. With rental of a tent or the greenhouse, your guests also enjoy all the Winter Garden aGlow amenities.  Rental prices include admission to the Winter Garden aGlow for up to 100 guests with the tent rental and up to 50 guests with the Greenhouse rental.  You may purchase additional admission tickets at our Administrative Office in advance to accommodate larger gatherings. See our Winter Garden aGlow flyer for further details.


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