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A Guide To The Holiday Lights At The Garden!

November 22, 2011 6:00 PM

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As this year’s holiday season takes shape, one integral part of it here in the Carolinas, is the “Holiday Lights at the Garden” at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden! Take part in all of the splendor and festivities during this year’s display!

The Brightness of being… Bright!

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The Holiday Lights display at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is always a joyous and festive display and this year’s offering will be no exception! Centering around the theme of “A Vintage Christmas,” The Holiday Lights display will showcase about a half million lights, a glorious and breathtaking Christmas tree created with hundreds of orchids, carriage rides, live entertainment and even a visit from Santa! With energy efficient LED lights at the helm, visitors can capture the essence of contemporary and traditional Christmas displays with accents on nature.The White Garden will feature white lights, while the Canal Garden will feature a wide variety of colorful lights for all to enjoy!

Santa’s Workshop

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Attention young and young at heart! Santa’s Workshop will be a busy yet joyful productive workplace as garden elves assist with the creation of that special gift for someone on their list! They will also help decorate cookies and more! Santa will also be on hand with has prepared treats for children. Photo packages are available from Greg Briley Photography and they start at $35.

Date & Time: Saturday Dec 03, 2011
Saturday, Dec. 3, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Check in at Admissions Desk

Registration: Call to Register

Notes: Members $20
Non-Members $25
(Includes Admission to Holiday Lights festivities for the evening)

3:30 p.m. Sing-along
3:45 p.m. Storytime
4:00 p.m. Crafts and Photos with Santa
5:00 p.m. Garden Express Tram Ride

Holiday Tea

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You are invited to celebrate the holiday season with an afternoon of traditional English tea! Guests will be invited to take part in different teas and learn the benefits of each. Delicious snacks will be paired with your tea tastings as well! Holiday Tea is brought to you by Savannahs Tea Room located in Historic Fort Mill. Gift baskets and other tea-related items will also be offered for sale! Begin your holiday with warmth and merriment!

Date & Time: Sunday Dec 04, 2011
Sunday, Dec. 4, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Tea sessions:
Sundays, Dec. 4 and 11.
1 – 2:15 p.m. and 2:45 – 4 p.m.

Location: Please Check-In at Admission’s Desk

Registration: Call to Register

Notes: Admission: Members, $22; Non-Members, $25; Includes admission to Holiday Lights festivities for the evening. Reservations required.

Make A Holiday Greenery Wreath

The basics of wreath-making will be taught to you and you will have the opportunity t create your own unique wreath! What will be at your fingertips to create this one of a kind Christmas creation? Enjoy a rich mix of fresh greenery and ribbon embellishments. Allow your wreath to hang on your holiday door or give your handmade wreath as a wonderful holiday gift!

Date & Time: Saturday Dec 03, 2011
10 a.m. – noon

Location: Please check in at Admissions Desk

Cost: $30 (members), $35 (non-members), $25 (materials)

Registration: Call to Register , Register Online

Notes: Register online until noon on Friday for weekend classes. After noon, please call to see if space is still available.

Plan The Perfect Holiday Gathering!

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For your organizations’ next holiday event, have it at the Garden! A holiday gathering at the Gardens will be a one of a kind holiday experience! From November 25 to December 31, Holiday Lights at the Garden features more than 600,000 colorful lights. You and your guests will celebrate that joyous and special occasion underneath a plethora of holiday lights! An exclusive reception to continue the festivities will also await you and your guests! More benefits of a celebration at the Holiday Lights at the Garden include: access to the Holiday Lights display and festivities, parking for all guest vehicles, a coordinator to manage the set-up and breakdown and Security during event and event breakdown! Your location options include tremendous venues and rooms that feature wonderful ambiance, spacious seating and festive decorations for all to admire!

The Finishing Touches!

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Location:Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden; 6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont, NC 28012

Date:11/25/2011 – 12/31/2011

Schedule:Daily

Time:Sun – Thurs 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Fri & Sat 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Cost:$12 for adults, $11 for seniors 60+, and $6 children 4-12. Holiday Lights is closed on Christmas Day.

Telephone:(704) 825-4490

Visit the Holiday Lights At The Garden website today and plan that fun and memorable holiday trip today , which will soon turn into an annual holiday tradition!

Cicely C. Mitchell

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