All tickets are date and time-specific (6:00, 7:00 or 8:00 p.m.). Ticket holders may enter anytime between their selected ticket time and 9 p.m. Ticket holders should allot 1.5 – 2 hours to fully experience Winter Lights.
Upon check-in, please have your printed ticket ready to scan or you can display your purchased ticket from your smart phone. Additional tickets are available for purchase at the door on non-sell out nights for an additional $5 per ticket. On sell out nights, non-ticket holders can purchase tickets at the door only if they are traveling in a vehicle with people who have already purchased tickets.
Best Address for GPS:
20 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806
Please note: Many GPS units do not correctly identify the Arboretum’s location within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest, therefore we DO NOT recommend the use of a GPS device for navigation to the Arboretum. If your navigation system directs you to the Arboretum service entrance off Wesley Branch Road, please turn back and follow the road to the traffic light. Turn right (south) onto Brevard Road/Hwy. 191 and continue in the right lane, which will become a turn only lane. Turn right at light and the entrance to The North Carolina Arboretum is ahead on the right.