Magical Memories and Festive Traditions
Now Open through January 8
Celebrate the season with over
dazzling lights, fun new experiences
and traditional favorites!
Enjoy s’mores, festive drinks, and great photo opportunities that
will delight all ages!
Closed: December 24 and 25 (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
Ages 13 and up
Individual, Garden, or Friends and Family Levels
Festival and Garden Giving Society Memberships
Members at the Festival level and in the Garden Giving Societies can now reserve their free tickets online.
Ages 13 and up
Ages 2 and under are free
Don't forget your mask.
Masks are required indoors for all visitors 5 years of age and older, including Garden Glow entry.
Masks are recommended outdoors when less than 6 feet apart.
Group Ticket Discounts | Starting at 15 or more adult tickets
Treat your family, staff, and clients to St. Louis's top-ranked holiday experience!
Group discounts are valid for 15+ adult tickets only cannot be combined with other discounts (members, children, etc.)
Meet Santa Claus
Linnaean Plaza in the Sleigh from 5–9 p.m.
November 19, 22, 23, 29, and 30
December 6, 7, 13, and 14
Inflatable snowglobe, fun holiday frames, and other Christmas-card worthy photo spots are located around the Garden.
Holiday Photo Ops
Don't miss family nights next year!
Family Nights are select Wednesdays in November and early December
Children: $3 | Adults: $18 | Members: $14
Children aged 3–12 | Only on Family Nights
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Entry is based on the time on your ticket. Glow closes at 10 p.m.
Tickets for Friday, December 17 may be used on another evening; no exchange is required.
Closed: Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day
Merry and Bright Bargain Nights
Garden Glow Event Calendar | Now open through January 8
Sit down enjoy delicious meal or a drink from our full bar.
Drinks + S'mores
There are several opportunities to pick up drinks, hot chocolate, and s'mores throughout the Garden Glow path.
Lelia J. and David N. Farr
Signature Location Sponsors
Special Venue Sponsors
JiaMin and Michael Dierberg
Guarantee Electrical Protiviti Thompson Coburn
Williams Patent Crusher & Pulverizer Co., Inc.
Kathy and David Hollo
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Clayton Financial Group
Tower Grove House tour in the Engage By Cell app including 2019 Victorian Christmas video.
Health and Safety
Trash cans will be limited to the area near the Temporary Visitor Center in outdoor dining area only. No sorting of trash. Please take all refuse out with you when you leave.
Limited trash and recycling
Increased frequency and intensity of cleaning and disinfecting all high-touch surfaces (such as handrails, signage, seats, and benches) following CDC and EPA guidelines. Hours of operation have been reduced to include nightly and weekly deep cleaning.
Please follow appropriate social distancing restrictions of six feet or more from anyone not in your traveling party.
Additional hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the Garden, including all point-of-sale locations and strategically around Garden grounds.
Visitors displaying any of the following symptoms before visiting should stay home, including coughing, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell. Refunds and exchanges during this period will be honored without penalty.
All staff working on Garden grounds will be screened prior to each shift. Employees will be required to complete a health screening questionnaire followed by a temperature check prior to the start of each shift. Only those staff who pass both the health screening questionnaire and temperature check will be allowed to enter the Garden and report for work.
Staff health screening
Plexiglass at the sales counters to protect staff and visitors. Cashless payments/No signature required for credit card transactions.
Masks on entry and exit | Masks indoors | 6 feet separation
Required for all visitors 5 years of age and older indoors
Recommended: Masks Outdoors
Required: Protective Face Coverings
Flashing Lights Warning
Garden Glow features animated, flashing lights that may affect those who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photosensitivity.
No pets allowed, please. Assistance animals are welcome at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Inclement Weather Policy
All of our events are held rain or shine, except in the case of dangerous or extreme weather. In the event that there is dangerous or extreme weather, the Garden will notify guests that the event has been cancelled through the website and all of our social media channels. If the Garden cancels the event, your tickets will be refunded and you can reschedule them at your convenience.
Ticket Exchange Policy
We are happy to exchange any unused tickets up until January 8th, 2022. You are able to exchange your tickets once free of charge. There is a $10 fee per order for each additional exchange afterward.
The Missouri Botanical Garden is easily accessible throughout the metro area and conveniently located near Highway 44.
Location and Parking
There is no charge for parking at the Missouri Botanical Garden. In the event that the parking lot is full, visitors should use the free parking at the Metro multi-modal lots at the corner of Shaw Boulevard and South Vandeventer Avenue.
The Garden wouldn't be the Garden without our Members, Donors and Volunteers.