GardenFest of Lights returns to Lewis Ginter for holiday season

Advanced tickets are required to explore the millions of lights throughout the gardens

The conservatory at Lewis Ginter, decorated with colored lights.

GardenFest continues nightly through early January.

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GardenFest of Lights is back at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, tonight through Sunday, Jan. 8. We got a preview of this year’s displays last week.

The theme “Seeds of Light” brings millions of lights to line garden paths, decorate trees, and form sculptures. A 22-foot-tall live tree in the Conservatory is decked out in a botanical theme. Guests can meander the gardens, get warm by the fire, and examine intricate model trains.

Advance tickets are required and each night has timed arrivals. There are a number of special nights, including dates when dogs are allowed and live music on select Thursdays.

Heads up: The Garden is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.

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