Lighting of the Great Hall and Trees

Thursday, Nov. 30, 5:30-8 p.m.
$10 member/$20 non-member, $5 children (ages 3-15)
Great Hall, Visitor Center

A first-ever special holiday indoor lighting of the trees display event, including lighting the 25-foot Poinsettia tree star, evergreen trees and holiday decor in the Visitor Center's Great Hall. Hear live holiday music and make an ornament for your own tree. Enjoy hot cocoa with cookies inside and make a s'more on the Dahlberg Terrace.

Plus, bonus outdoor lights! Included in this ticket is viewing of the Arboretum's first-ever outdoor holiday lighting display.

Schedule for Lighting of the Trees Event

  •  Lighting the star atop the Poinsettia tree star, 6:30 p.m.
    Sponsor: Wagner Greenhouses
  • Great Hall live evergreen tree and decor light-up, 6:30 p.m.
  • Arbor Bells quartet,6 & 7 p.m.
  • Holiday ornament-making activity throughout the evening
  • A Cup of Warmth and Inspiration: complimentary hot cocoa and cookies. Plus s'mores available for purchase outdoors!
  • Cash bar: beer and wine

Register today for this festive holiday event!


Thanks to Wagner Greenhouses for their generous donation of the live plants for the Arb's one-of-a-kind Poinsettia tree!

Special thanks to Jan's Sand Coutry Trees for live evergreen trees!

Jan's Sand
Country Trees