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 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. Roast delicious s’mores by the fire 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 also offer a special holiday buffet every weekend. 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.

Tickets

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

 CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are dogs allowed? What time do gates open and when does the exhibit end? How do I get to the Arboretum? Please click here to learn more about Winter Lights and review its policies and procedures.