Powell Gardens invites you to the Festival of Lights this 2020 holiday season.
Thursday through Sunday evenings from Nov. 12, 2020 through Jan. 3, 2021, visitors can make their way through a mile-long 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 Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s 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 2020
As of Dec. 1, all non-members are required to make daily reservations online to manage capacity in the Gardens. Members do not need to make advanced reservations and will be able to access the Gardens by showing their membership card upon entry.
Tickets purchased before December 1, 2020 may still be used any night of the festival. Please bring paper or digital tickets purchased before December 1, 2020 to the front desk to access the Gardens.
- Adults (13+): $12
- Seniors (60+): $10
- Kids (5-12): $5
- Kids (4 and under): FREE
- Parking Pass: $5 (one per vehicle)
Upgrade your experience with the Festival+ 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 2020 Activities
There are many festival favorites returning this year including:
Creation Station: make this year’s holiday-themed make-and-take craft, a pinecone ornament. Then visit the Education Building in the Children’s Garden to play two life-sized board games and enjoy an additional holiday craft.
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.
New options this year are:
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.
Perennial Lounge: Shop for garden-inspired and locally made gifts, sweet treats poinsettias grown at Powell Gardens each year.
Festival of Lights 2020 Special Activities
Reindeer at the Gardens: One night only! Santa’s reindeers are on site. Visitors can pet them and pose for photos.
Santa’s Workshop: Santa is posing for photos on Fridays and Saturdays between Nov. 27 – Dec. 19.
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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