Garden Glow

November 21, 2015 to January 2, 2016 
Presented by Wells Fargo Advisors

The third annual Garden Glow features a 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. 

This year's Garden Glow includes expanded installations, more family photo opps, specially priced Family Nights, and Dine & Glow, a fixed-price menu of comfort foods served in Sassafras until 8 p.m.

View photos of Garden Glow

Purchase Garden Glow Tickets

To avoid a prolonged wait, please do not arrive before the entry time printed on your ticket.

Tickets are nonrefundable unless the Garden cancels the event due to inclement weather. For information about event cancellations, please check the website or social media, or call the Garden's main number: (314) 577-5100. Details can be found in the FAQs (Know Before You Glow!) at the bottom of this page.

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.

Purchase Garden Glow tickets:

  • Online 24 hours a day
  • On site at the Ridgway Visitor Center ticket counter from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily 
  • Via phone from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at (314)-678-7442 or toll-free at (844)-461-4655

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.
Getting Here: Reminder that Kingshighway is partially closed for construction. The Garden is accessible from Interstate 64 via Tower Grove Avenue. Take the new Tower Grove Avenue exit and travel south to Shaw Blvd. 

Photography at Garden Glow

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

Special limited-capacity opportunities are available for photographers to experience Garden Glow with lighter crowds and no tripod restrictions. 

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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.

Learn more about Garden Glow drinking and dining options

Know Before You Glow!

Hours and Admission

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

November 21 to December 17 
Wednesday-Sunday evenings

$16 adults (ages 13 and older)
$12 members
$10 children (ages 3 to 12)
$6 members' children
$3 children (ages 3 to 12) every Wednesday night through December 16

December 18 to January 2 
Open nightly *
*Exhibit closed December 24, 25 and 31

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

Group Admission

Advance group bookings of 15-25 may purchase discounted general admission tickets to Garden Glow online. 

For groups of 25 or more, please contact the Tourism Department (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday) at 1-800-332-1286 or Minimum of 5 days advance notice required.

Family Nights

Wednesdays, November 25, December 2, 9 and 16

On select Wednesday evenings in November and December, children's Garden Glow tickets are just $3! 


Presented by

Signature location sponsorship by
The Boeing Company
David and Lelia Farr

Special venue sponsorship by
Ameren Corporation 
Bunge North America
Moneta Group - Dan and Peggy West
PNC Bank

Garden Glow Proposals

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