Garden Glow


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. 

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 follow the Garden on Twitter at @mobotgarden, or call the Garden's main number: (314) 577-5100. 

Dine and Glow

Available from 5 to 8 p.m.
Enjoy a fixed-price dinner at Sassafras with your Garden Glow experience. 

Group Admission

Advance group bookings of more 15 may purchase discounted general admission tickets to Garden Glow. 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.

Glow A to Z

Get answers to all of your Garden Glow questions! 

Visit our A to Z guide


Family Nights

Wednesdays, November 23 through December 14

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

Hours and Admission

November 19 to January 1 
Open nightly from 5 to 10 p.m.
Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Sundays through Thursdays November 19 through December 15
$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 14

Fridays and Saturdays November 19 to January 1
Nightly beginning December 16
$18 adults (ages 13 and older)
$14 members
$10 children (ages 3 to 12)
$6 members' children

View Garden Glow calendar 


Presented by

Signature location sponsorship by
Commerce Bank
David and Lelia Farr

Special venue sponsorship by
The Boeing Company
Bryan Cave, LLP
Bunge North America
Moneta Group - Dan and Peggy West

Additional sponsorship by
Object Computing, Inc. (OCI)
Wehrenberg Theatres 
Garden Glow Photo Booth

Saturday evenings in December, commemorate your visit with a stop by our Garden Glow photo booth, then see and share your photos on Facebook! 

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Photographer Night

Tunnel of Light at Garden Glow

For one night only, photographers enjoy special access to Garden Glow!

Garden Glow Photographer Night