November 27, 2008 through January 11, 2009
Longwood works its holiday magic outdoors, too. More than 500,000 outdoor lights aforn 74 trees in classical and free-style from styles to enchant both young and old. Fountains dance day and night to holiday music in the Open Air Theatre (weather permitting) beneath glimmering starry snowflakes. Natural edible ornaments adorn Wildlife Trees created especially for Longwood’s feathered and furry friends. The Gardener’s Tree features ornaments crafted from garden findings, including gourds, seedpods, and cones and topiary reindeer frolic in the geometric beauty of the nearby Topiary Garden.
On New Year’s Eve, Longwood will remain open until 10 pm with special festive activities for the entire family. Find fun around every corner with strolling performances by carolers, and a barbershop quartet, enjoy face painting, a balloon artist, a kid’s craft station and more! A spectacular 5-minute fireworks display tops off the fun at 9:15 pm.
General admission prices are $16 for adults; $14 for seniors (age 62+), $6 for students (ages 5-22), free age 4 and under. Tickets to view the ice skating performances are an additional fee of $5 ($3 for Garden Passholders and groups). Complete information is available online at @link href='http://www.longwoodgardens.org'target="_blank">www.longwoodgardens.org/link..