November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Open Nightly: 6 – 10 p.m.
Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Open nightly November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017, from 6 to 10 p.m., Winter Lights is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights. Listen to the sounds of your favorite holiday tunes or enjoy a cup of holiday-inspired cocoa, cider or beer. Additional food and beverage items are available for purchase and the Arboretum’s Savory Thyme Café will offer a special holiday dinner buffet, December 21 – January 1 (reservations recommended; please check website for available seating times). All Winter Lights tickets are date-specific and must be purchased in advance; tickets will not be sold at the gate.
Ticket holders may enter the exhibit anytime between 6 – 9 p.m. (Note, if you are using a transportation service such as a taxi, Uber or Lyft, your ride must pick you up no later than 9 p.m. before the entrance gates close).
|Ticket Price||Ticket Price with Member Discount*|
|Adult (ages 12+)||$18||$16|
|Child (ages 5-11)||$16||$14|
|Child (4 & under)||FREE||FREE|
|Group (minimum of 20 people)||$15||$13|
|Tuesdays (adults & children ages 5-11)||$15||$13|
*Discounts will be applied upon checkout.
To cover operational costs and ticket processing for The North Carolina Arboretum Society’s Winter Lights fundraiser, a $1.50 processing charge will be added to each ticket. A standard 3.2% credit card fee will also be added to each ticket purchase and North Carolina’s sales tax applies. Proceeds generated from Winter Lights will help the Arboretum continue to expand its educational programs, exhibits and facilities year-round.
Friends & Family Discount Night – Tuesdays
- All tickets are $15 each.
Crazy for Cocoa Night – Thursdays
- Ticket holders on Thursday nights will receive one (1) FREE cup of hot chocolate.
Winter Lights Holiday Tour – Fridays & Saturdays
Available on Fridays and Saturdays only, this special ticketed event offers visitors the chance to enjoy a holly, jolly ride from downtown Asheville or Hendersonville to Winter Lights courtesy of The Trolley Company. Upon arrival, tour guests will receive a complimentary cup of hot chocolate and access to the Winter Lights exhibit. Pick-up is at 6:00 p.m. from downtown Hendersonville’s Visitor Center or downtown Asheville’s Renaissance Hotel, and guests will be dropped back off at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $27 per person (children 4 & under are free) and can be purchased through The Trolley Company’s website here. (Note: Arboretum member discounts do not apply for this tour). For additional questions, please call Eva Ritchey at The Trolley Company at 828.606.8606.