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Holiday Lights 2018

Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs will present its sixteenth annual Holiday Lights event, starting Saturday, November 17 and running through New Year’s Eve (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days). Holiday Lights is an outdoor light experience like no other. Covering 18 acres of the 210-acre Garden, it is an incredible way to view the Garden in a whole new light, a celebration of the Garden spaces with light, as well as an exceptional way to build wonderful family traditions.

As visitors begin their tour of Holiday Lights, a stroll through the natural 4-acre Garden of the Pine Wind featuring ethereal blue and white lighting, giant koi fish, a multitude of light-wrapped trees characterizes the uniqueness of Garvan’s Holiday Lights. Next on the tour, the 50-ft tall Rose Tree display features a musical holiday celebration with an animated light show. Then, visitors will explore the Garden acres featuring the ice dandelion meadow, and icicle trail, ice tunnels, ice palace, flowers and a pond blooming with light. For kids at heart, the fully-animated James the Train offers hands-on fun, surrounded by traditional elves, reindeer and a lighted sleigh. The fanciful lighted Parterre garden and Jazz Piano trio are featured on the Great Lawn, near the lighted miniature Train Garden and free Hot Chocolate tent.

The Chipmunk Cafe is open every evening serving fresh made soups, sandwiches and snacks. While Hot Chocolate is free by visiting the Hot Chocolate tent, the Cafe also offers hot chocolate and other refreshing beverages.

HOURS OF OPERATION during Holiday Lights:
Garden gates will open at 3 p.m. daily. To speed entry time once parked, tickets may be purchased in advance online.

Saturday nights are typically very crowded and visitors can experience a minimum of 1-2 hours to park and enter the Gardens. We encourage visitors to come on other nights if possible. Holiday Lights is open when it rains; the Gardens closes in the case of inclement weather that would threaten the safety of visitors (lightening, ice, hail). Sorry, there are no refunds for closings.

Admission: $15 adults | $5 ages 4-12 | free ages 0-3 | GWG Members free | NO DOGS ALLOWED AT HOLIDAY LIGHTS | Golf cart tours additional $15 per person and cannot be reserved | Parking is free.