Garden Glow

November 22, 2014 to January 3, 2015

Open Thanksgiving!*

The expanded second annual Garden Glow features more than a half million lights surrounding visitors with a spectacle of unique installations amid some of the Garden's most iconic locations. Enjoy interactive photo opportunities, traditional holiday music and festivities, delicious food and drinks and more as the Garden is transformed around you into a winter wonderland. 

View photos from last year's Garden Glow
 
Ticket Information

To serve our visitors, Garden Glow is a capacity-controlled event. Tickets are date- and time-specific, and advance purchase is highly recommended. Tickets may be purchased online anytime or from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily via phone at (314) 678-7442 and in person at the Ridgway Visitor Center ticketing counter.

Purchase tickets online now

Insider Tip: For expedited admission, purchase online and print your tickets at home. When you arrive at the Garden, enter through the Ridgway Visitor Center, turn left and head upstairs for ticket scanning and entry to Garden Glow. For more tips, check out our Know Before You Glow information.

Insider Tip: The Garden is now accessible from Interstate 64 via Tower Grove Avenue. Take the new Tower Grove Avenue exit and travel south to Shaw Blvd. 
 
 
Tunnel of Light at Garden Glow

Garden members receive special savings on every event at the Garden, including Garden Glow! Stop by the Membership desk when you visit Garden Glow to learn more.

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Couple kissing under lights at Garden Glow

Create your own magic at Garden Glow! Surprise someone special by popping the question beneath thousands of twinkling lights.

Learn more about Garden Glow proposal packages
Photography at Garden Glow

Photographers: To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all of our visitors, please leave your monopods and tripods at home. We appreciate your cooperation.

For an exceptional opportunity to photograph Garden Glow, including the use of monopods or tripods, we encourage you to register for one of our special Garden Glow photographer-only evenings (view a list of available dates on our online class catalog).

 
Shopping and Dining

Light up your wardrobe with fun, wearable "glow gear," warm up around a fire pit with s'mores and hot cocoa or enjoy dinner and drinks with a spectacular view of all the excitement.

View Garden Glow drinking and dining menus
*Limited food service available on Thanksgiving (November 27).
Sassafras will be closed. Concession tents and Cafe Flora Wine Bar will be open for Garden Glow.
 
Garden Glow logo
 
Hours and Admission

Select evenings from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Garden closes at 4 p.m. and reopens at 5:30 p.m. on all Glow evenings.

November 22 to December 18
Wednesday-Sunday evenings

Admission
$16 adults (ages 13 and older)
$12 members
$10 children (ages 3 to 12)
$6 members' children

December 19 to January 3
Open nightly *
*Exhibit closed December 24, 25 and 31

Admission
$18 adults (ages 13 and older)
$14 members
$10 children (ages 3 to 12)
$6 members' children

Purchase advance tickets

Sponsors

Presented by


Signature Location sponsorship by
The Boeing Company
Lelia and David Farr
Monsanto

Special Venue sponsorship by
Ameren
BSI Constructors
Bunge North America
Laclede Gas Company
Maritz Holdings
Moneta Group — Dan and Peggy West
PNC Bank
Sigma-Aldrich
UMB Bank
 
Group Admission

Advance group bookings of 15 or more receive discounted admission rates; contact the Tourism Department (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday) at 1-800-332-1286 or tourism@mobot.org. Minimum of 5 days advance notice required.
Gardenland Express



Experience more holiday magic with special evening hours of the Garden's holiday flower and train show on every Garden Glow evening. Admission is limited; evening admission tickets available on-site on night of attendance.

$4 per person (ages 3 and up)
Free for Garden members and their children
Learn more about Gardenland Express