NEW! All tickets are for vehicle entry only (not per person). Guests must select a specific date when purchasing tickets. Arboretum Society members will receive $3 off tickets for pre-sale only. Incoming gates will close promptly at 10 p.m.

2020 Ticket Pricing (Per Vehicle)

Pre-sale Gate
Personal Vehicle $25 $30
Tuesday Night Discount Night (Excludes Dec. 22; member discounts do not apply) $20 $25
Arboretum Discount Week: Nov. 30 – Dec. 3 (Member discounts do not apply) $20 $25
Commercial Van* (15+ passengers; cannot exceed 24′ L x 10′ W x 14′ H) (Contact: groups@ncarboretum.org to purchase tickets) $50 $50

2020 Ticket Info

  • All current Arboretum Society members receive $3 off all pre-sale tickets purchased. Additional discounts are unavailable for at-the-gate purchases and cannot be applied to Tuesday Night Discount Night or for Arboretum Discount Week. After selecting your desired date, members must sign in or create a new account by clicking one of the links on the blue bar in the upper right-hand corner of the purchasing page. All member discounts will be applied on the next page – the cart/ticket order page. Click here for instructions to on how to obtain Member Discount. 

  • All tickets sales are final (no refunds are permitted for any ticket; no exchanges for General Admission or Discount Night tickets).

  • Winter Lights will be held rain or shine, unless the Arboretum closes for a weather-related emergency. Any closures will be announced by 3 p.m. on the Arboretum’s website and Facebook page, unless circumstances develop later on that warrant a closure after the event opens. 

    ***If the Arboretum closes due to a weather-related emergency, all tickets will be refunded for that night and ticket holders can re-purchase their ticket(s) for another night online or by calling 828-665-2492.

  • You are welcome to purchase a ticket as a gift and either email the e-ticket to the desired recipient or print it out to give to them directly. We do not offer open-ended or non-dated tickets.

  • There is no discount for multiple tickets purchased; however, the Arboretum offers tickets at a discounted rate for Tuesday nights during the show’s run (excluding December 22) and during “Arboretum Discount Week” (November 30 – December 3).

    Additionally, Arboretum Society members receive $3 off the cost of pre-sale tickets for nights that are not otherwise discounted.

Having trouble? Please contact the Winter Lights ticket office, Monday - Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling 828-665-2492 or click the button below to submit your request via email.