WinterGreen Night Lights at the ELC is coming!


Join the Environmental Learning Center (ELC) for their signature holiday event, WinterGreen Night Lights on Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.! The ELC campus will sparkle with holiday lights and luminary’s glow. It will be an opportunity for you to bring your friends and family to reconnect with nature and your community.

FREE Admission if you bring a new toy for the Homeless Child Foundation.

This event will include:

  • Evening Nature Walks
  • A Bonfire with S’mores
  • Sunset Quick Canoe Trips through leafy mangrove tunnels festooned with holiday lights
  • Sunset Pontoon Trip
  • Star and Planet Gazing
  • Drum Circle (Friday evening only)
  • Native Living Christmas Trees from Digg Gardens for sale (Pre-Order Today!
  • Nature Museum with Touch Tank and Aquariums. Come see our new lionfish!
  • Seashell Table Setting Workshop (Sign Up:
  • Caroling and Campfire Sing-A-Longs
  • Nature Crafts
  • Music, Food and More!

Vendors Wanted! Please email if you are interested.

General admission: $7 Adults & Children 12 & over. $5 for Children 11 to 2 years old/active and retired military. FREE admission for Children under 2.
ELC Members get FREE Admission every day and at ELC events so join today! 
Free Admission with proof of financial need: EBT card, Medicaid card, SNAP,  TANF, or free & reduced lunch letter.

For over 30 years, the ELC has worked to educate, inspire and empower all people to be active stewards of the environment and their own well-being. Plentiful, year-round options are available for humans to connect with nature and learn about the interdependence of all ecosystems, including guided pontoon boat trips on the Indian River Lagoon, summer camps for children, a monthly EcoTalk Lecture Series, school field trips, professional development training, and more. Our 64-acre, lagoon-island campus includes native plant gardens, miles of boardwalk through mangrove forests, kayaks and canoe rentals, a children’s play area and many other amenities to increase access to nature for people of all ages. Learn more about volunteer, membership, sponsorship, and program opportunities at

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