Holidays at the Garden

Voted best holiday light display by St. Louis Post-Dispatch Go! readers, Garden Glow is a holiday tradition for thousands of St. Louis families. With something for everyone, Garden Glow offers the most complete holiday experience in the St. Louis region with lots to see and do.

Garden Glow

Holiday lights and more

Our professional display of holiday lights is even bigger this year! Lots of your past favorites like Big Blue and the 12 days of Christmas as well as an exciting new animated holiday show at  Tower Grove House.

Gardenland Express

Our indoor holiday flower and train show features hundreds of showy poinsettias framing specially-designed scenes with eight G-scale trains. Evening admission to Gardenland Express is included with Garden Glow. Daytime admission is $5 per person.

Victorian Christmas

at Tower Grove House

Victorian Christmas at Tower Grove House offers self-guided tours of the historic mansion which has been decorated by local garden clubs. Included with Garden Glow admission.


Save yourself the hassle and leave the cooking to us by adding a Dine + Glow package as part of your Garden Glow experience. Each package includes an entree and non-alcoholic drink, and there are options for the kids.

Adults $13 | Children $8

Photos with Santa

Mondays and Tuesdays through December 17

Santa Claus is a frequent visitor to the Garden during the holidays. Find him at Garden Glow on Monday and Tuesday nights until December 17, when he needs to head back to the north pole. Included with Garden Glow admission.

Card-worthy Photo Spots

Enjoy specially designed photo opportunities for creating picture-perfect holiday cards. Included with Garden Glow admission.

Holiday Wreath Auction

Floral designers put their nature-inspired holiday wreaths on display in the Visitor Center. Proceeds from the auction benefit the Garden’s horticulture programs. Included with Garden and Garden Glow admission.

Ways to Save

Save on admission Sunday through Thursday nights from November 24 to December 19.  On our Merry & Bright Bargain Nights adult tickets are $2 off regular admission and on Family Nights kids are just $3.

More Holiday Happenings

Chanukah: Festival of Light
Kwanzaa: Festival of the First Fruits
Saturday with Santa: Carols in the Garden
Give the Gift of the Garden

Supper with Santa

at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House

Enjoy a delicious pasta dinner hosted by Noodles & Company, followed by cookies and cocoa. The evening includes crafts, photo opportunities, and of course, butterflies! Space is limited, and reservations are required.

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