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Idaho Botanical Garden hosts Winter Garden aGlow from Nov. 22 to Jan. 1

By: Chad M. Thompson, Marketing & Communication Director | 11/14/2018

You may have seen the Garden in bloom this spring and summer, but have you seen it aglow in the winter? Join us November 22 to January 1 for the annual Winter Garden aGlow at the Idaho Botanical Garden and see our dazzling display of over 400,000 sparkling lights artfully displayed throughout the holiday season.

“Winter Garden aGlow is our biggest event and fundraiser of the year. We have brought a little extra sparkle and cheer to wow our guests this year. We are excited to share with our guests what makes our garden special, by opening the gates to our beautifully lit Garden and celebrating the holidays with our community.” Erin Anderson, Executive Director

The Garden celebrates all season, and Winter Garden aGlow is a festive event centered on decorating nature for the holidays. Not only is it one of the largest and most successful annual fundraisers, the success of Winter Garden aGlow helps provide the Garden funds for year-round improvements to various facilities and programs, which supports the Garden’s long-term mission and goals.

Special guest Santa will visit from the North Pole from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve 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. Be sure to stop in and visit the Garden Store for special “holiday specs” to turn the twinkling lights into holiday symbols and characters!

Winter Garden aGlow
November 22, 2018 to January 1, 2019 – Gates open at 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Last admission is at 9:00 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.

Exclusive Sponsor Nights
November 28
December 4 – Free/Exclusive admission to anyone with a military ID and their family sponsored by Mountain America Credit Union

Advanced Tickets | Purchased Online
$10 Adult | $8 Member & Youth (5-12) | Free, 4 years old & younger

Admission | Tickets at Gate
$12 Adult | $10 Member & Youth (5-12) | Free, 4 years old & younger

The Mission of the Idaho Botanical Garden is to provide a full garden experience for all ages that enhances community quality of life through plant collections, our education programs, and our entertainment, cultural and community events.