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With over half a million outdoor lights, fountains that dance to holiday classics, and our elegantly adorned Conservatory, Longwood Gardens was named winner of the Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights by USA TODAY’s 2019 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, topping a list of 20 botanical gardens across the U.S.
This holiday season experience all the traditions that make A Longwood Christmas so special. Find heartwarming moments amid towering trees laden with one-of-a-kind ornaments … marvel at horticultural artistry in the form of floral trees and wreaths … and watch your family’s eyes sparkle along with our dazzling light display. Celebrate the nostalgia of past holiday memories—and share in the excitement of many more memories to come.
Inside, stroll through beautiful plant palettes of delicate winter whites to rich reds and the greenest of evergreens as you wrap yourself up in a nostalgic Christmas morning scene. Let our snowy white cyclamen lead the way, engage your senses with fragrant lilies and paperwhites, and relish in the timeless beauty of Christmas favorites like poinsettia and kalanchoe woven throughout the Conservatory.
Outdoors, revel in wide-open vistas of radiant lights hung from our historic trees and feel like a kid again with our Garden Railway. Stroll among glowing orbs and find magic within our shimmering tunnel of light. Right down to our cozy fire pits that not only warm the hands—but also the heart—a spirit of merriment, of joy, of time-honored happiness awaits you.
Timed tickets required. Social distancing guidelines in place.