Belmont, NC – Holidays at the Garden is bigger and better than ever! You’ll discover new displays, more lights than ever before and fun for the whole family. Experience an all-new musically-orchestrated topiary display, wander through the the new illuminated prairie garden, explore the extended lights of fire and ice in the perennial gardens, view an expanded display of quaint buildings from Department 56’s Dickens’ Village Series® and more.

Visitors will enjoy annual traditions including the towering orchid tree, live music (daily 6 to 8pm), holiday shopping in The Garden Store, crackling fires to warm cold hands or roast a marshmallow, the Children’s Discovery Trail of activities, warm beverages, activities and more.

Model train displays built by the Metrolina Model Railroaders can be found throughout the Garden.

The hours are 5 – 9pm, each evening but the Garden is closed Christmas day. The Garden will remain open from 9am to 4pm for general daytime admission and will be closed 4 to 5pm.

Santa Claus will be available for professional photos with families on Monday, Dec. 17  from 5:30 to 8:30pm. (additional fee, reservations required). Santa will also be available Tuesday through Thursday through Dec. 20 from 5:30 to 8:30pm for personal photos (no fee). Mrs. Claus will visit the Garden Friday through Sunday evenings through Dec. 23 in addition to Christmas Eve from 6 to 8pm. Food service will be available every night in addition to beverages including coffee, hot chocolate, cider, beer, wine and other spirits.

Holidays at the Garden Admission

Tickets are priced beginning at $12.95 for adults, depending upon the day. Children under two get in free. Save by purchasing tickets online in advance! No additional fees apply. Ticket prices increase at the door. Go to, online tickets sales end at 4pm daily.

Garden members receive 30% off tickets including up to four guests. Group Rates (15+ Guests): Groups receive $1 off Adult and Child tickets. To book a group visit, please contact us at 704-829-1294.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont, NC 28012, (704) 825-4490.