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McKee Botanical Garden is pleased to announce its holiday hours and Magic of McKee Festival of Lights dates and schedule.
In recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Garden will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24. The Garden will be open on Friday, November 25 & Saturday, November 26 from 10 am – 5 pm and on Sunday, November 27 from noon – 5 pm.
In recognition of Christmas, the Garden will be closed on Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24 and Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25.
In recognition of New Year’s, the Garden will be closed on New Year’ s Eve, Saturday, December 31 and New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2023.
. (Last admission ticket sold at 4 pm. Children’s Garden closes at 4:30 pm.)
Come celebrate the holiday season at McKee Botanical Garden during the Magic of McKee Festival of Lights on Thursday, December 15 through Saturday, December 17, Tuesday, December 20 through Friday, December 23, and Wednesday, December 28 through Friday, December 30 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM each night. The last admission ticket sold at 7:30 pm.
Relive moments of holidays past as you marvel at McKee’s nostalgic large-scale train display (December 20-23 and December 28-30) and listen to the sounds of the 1924 Wurlitzer Band Organ (December 20-23). Intermittent snow flurries create a traditional holiday spirit in the Garden along with Santa, outdoor holiday movies, performances by local entertainers and special holiday treats from the Garden Café. Thousands of bright and colorful professionally installed lights will illuminate the Garden pathways along with lighted holiday displays and festive decorations.
Dates and times for the activities vary. Please check our website for a complete schedule as dates and times are subject to change. In addition, the Garden will host holiday-themed crafts from December 6-23 from 10 am to 12 pm (Tuesday through Friday).
Off-site parking and shuttle buses are located at 146 Vista Royale Sq. (less than a mile south of McKee Botanical Garden).
The Garden will close at 5:00 pm and will reopen at 6:00 pm for these special events. Garden admission for the holiday events is a separate admission than during regular business hours.
Admission: $15 Adults, $13 Seniors (65+)/Youth (13-17), $10 Children (2-12). McKee members and children under 2 free.
For a complete listing of dates and times of all the activities, please visit our website at www.mckeegarden.org.