Magical Memories and Festive Traditions

Now Open through January 8

one million

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

Ages 3-12




Individual, Garden, or Friends and Family Levels

Festival+ Members

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 3-12






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.

Don't miss the last family night on December 8

Family Nights are select Wednesdays in November and early December

Children: $3 | Adults: $18 | Members: $14

Children aged 3–12 | Only on Family Nights



Child Tickets

Family Nights

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.) 

Group Outings

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

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. 

Elizabeth Green

Kathy and David Hollo


Event Sponsor

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Glow Supporter

Clayton Financial Group

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Family Nights

Entry is based on the time on your ticket. Glow closes at 10 p.m.

Closed: Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day

Merry and Bright Bargain Nights

Sold Out

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Event Map

Cafe Flora

Sit down enjoy delicious meal or a drink from our full cash bar.

Drinks + S'mores

There are several opportunities to pick up drinkshot chocolate, and s'mores throughout the Garden Glow path. Please pick up a map on your way in to locate the closest location. 

Virtual Tour

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.

Sanitizing surfaces

Please follow appropriate social distancing restrictions of six feet or more from anyone not in your traveling party.

Social distancing

Additional hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the Garden, including all point-of-sale locations and strategically around Garden grounds.

Hand sanitizing

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.

Sick visitors

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.  

Point-of-sale precautions

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

Please note: Garden Glow features animated, flashing lights that may affect those who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photosensitivity.

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.

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