Powell Gardens invites you to the Festival of Lights this 2021 holiday season.
Wednesday through Sunday evenings from November 11 – December 30, visitors can make their way through a half-mile walk of holiday lights and unique botanically-themed displays. Festival hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Festival of Lights will be closed Thanksgiving Eve, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
More than 20 miles of holiday lights make up displays that show off the natural forms of Powell Gardens’ tree collection, architecture and landscape designs of the Gardens.
Festival of Lights Admission 2021
Online, advance purchase of tickets is required. Powell Garden members do not need to purchase festival admission or parking.
Festival of Lights Admission for 2021 is:
- Adults (13+): $13
- Seniors (60+): $11
- Kids (5-12): $6
- Kids (4 and under): FREE
- Parking Pass: $5 (one per vehicle)
Upgrade your experience with the Plus Pack. For $10, get a bundle of popular festival treats:
- One non-alcoholic beverage
- One holiday cookie
- One pair of holiday light 3D specs
Friends of Powell Garden members also enjoy FREE admission to the 2020 Festival of Lights.
Festival of Lights 2021 Activities
There are many festival favorites this year including:
Holly Jolly Rest Stop: Enjoy beverages (spiked if you want), sweets, and snacks at the Missouri Barn. Fire pits available so you can enjoy the view.
View From the Top: From the top of the Silo and gaze out over the twinkling wonderland of the Gardens.
Photo Stops: Plenty of photo-worthy photo stops while you explore.
Magic Tree: Take in the spectacle of 3.5+ miles of lights decorating a towering tree as you begin your holiday walk.
Enchanted Tiki Bar: Mele Kalikimaka! There is a greenhouse transformed into a holiday-themed enchanted tiki bar complete with island cocktails, live tropical plants and music.
Fountain of Light, by Quixotic: A fully immersive environment at the Fountain Garden.
Marketplace: Shop for garden-inspired and locally made gifts, sweet treats poinsettias grown at Powell Gardens each year.
Warming Station: Halfway through your walk you can stop at the warming station and enjoy hot chocolate, cider and a display of poinsettias.
Illuminated Passage: A lighted sphere where you can look up and catch a look at the stars while being surrounded by lights.
Festival of Lights 2021 Special Events
Reindeer at the Gardens: Santa’s reindeers are on site from 4 to 9:30 p.m. every Saturday from November 27 – December 18. Visitors can see them and pose for photos.
Santa’s Workshop: Santa is posing for photos from 5 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays November 26 – December 18 and daily December 19 – December 22.
Powell Gardens Location
Powell Gardens is located at 1609 Northwest U.S. Highway 50 in Kingsville, Missouri.
Powell Gardens is following all health and safety precautions for the Festival of Lights. Visit their website for the latest updates.
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