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, from Monday, Nov. 20 through Sunday, Jan. 7. We got a preview of this year’s displays last week.

The theme “Rhythms of Nature” brings millions of lights to line garden paths, decorate trees, and form sculptures. A cut, live tree in the Conservatory is decked out in a botanical theme. While meandering the gardens, guests can also get warm by the fire, enjoy hot drinks, and examine intricate model trains in the Kelly Education Center.

Get tickets in advance — each night has timed arrivals. There are a number of special nights, including dog-friendly dates and live music on select Tuesdays.

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

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