One of Asheville’s brightest holiday traditions is Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum held November 6th thru December 31st, 2018 Nightly 6 – 10 pm. This annual event features unique outdoor displays and landscapes composed of more than 500,000-holiday lights in the gardens. Patrons can walk through a winter wonderland and experience the gardens while listening to holiday music. Proceeds of Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s education programs, exhibits, and events. Adult tickets are $18 ($16 for Members). Tuesdays, excluding Christmas night, are Friends and Family nights with discounted tickets at $15. November 26-29th is Arboretum Discount Week with tickets at $15.
All tickets are date-specific and must be purchased in advance ($5 convenience charge applied when purchased at door on non-sell out nights). Guests must select an entry time (6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., or 8:00 p.m.) when purchasing tickets. Ticket holders may enter any time between their selected entry time and 9 p.m. (Note, if you are using a transportation service such as a taxi, Uber or Lyft, your ride must pick you up no later than 9 p.m. before the entrance gates close.) All tickets sales are final; no refunds/exchanges permitted.
Dogs and outside food and beverages are strictly prohibited at Winter Lights.