• See how Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden glows for the holidays

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    BELMONT, N.C. - Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s annual Holidays at the Garden has returned bigger and better this season with the addition of hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights through new garden spaces and an all-new, musically-orchestrated topiary display.

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    Plenty of Garden favorites are back as well, including the 15-foot, towering orchid tree; live music (daily 6 to 8 p.m.); crackling fires to warm cold hands or roast marshmallows; the Children’s Discovery Trail of activities and more.

     

     

    Santa Claus also visits for free photos Tuesday through Thursday, Nov. 27 to Dec. 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mrs. Claus visits the Garden Friday through Sunday evenings from Nov. 23 to Dec. 23 in addition to Christmas Eve from 6 to 8 p.m.

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    Food service is available every night in addition to beverages including coffee, hot chocolate, cider, beer, wine and other spirits.

    Holidays at the Garden is open nightly from 5 to 9 p.m. through Jan. 6. The Garden will be closed Christmas Day.

    To save on admission, purchase tickets online in advance (prices increase at the door). Admission purchased online in advance for Monday through Thursday costs $12.95 for adults, $11.95 for seniors age 60 and up, $7.95 for children ages 2-12. Admission purchased online in advance for Friday through Sunday costs $14.95 for adults, $13.95 for seniors age 60 and up and $8.95 for children ages 2-12. Children under the age of 2 are admitted free.

    To purchase tickets or for more details, visit dsbg.org

    The Garden will also host special events and programs throughout the holiday season.

    Here are a few highlights:

    Capture the Magic with Santa – Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17

    Photographing Holiday Lights – Nov. 28

    Holiday Wreath Workshop – Dec. 1

    Wine Pairing – Dec. 9

    Sip & Paint – Dec. 9 and Dec. 15

    Sparkle & Glow New Year’s Eve – Dec. 31

    Hair of the Dog Hike – Jan. 1

    Click here to see the complete schedule.

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