Winter Lights Dazzle the N.C. Arboretum
The spectacular display has been in the works for two years, and it was artistically designed by Jerry Stripling, former designer and manager of holiday decorations, special projects and events for Walt Disney World®. As you stroll through the gardens, be sure to look up at the colored profiles of the towering trees. And get an idea for a new art project at home with back-lit towers made of recycled water bottles to resemble ice sculptures. Even the parking lot is a multicolor-lighted forest.
Stop by the new Rocky Cove Railroad exhibit featuring G-Scale (garden scale) model trains. Dance in the new outdoor courtyard of the Education Center with festive tunes supplied by a nightly DJ. Warm up in the café with hot chocolate or coffee, and don’t forget to pick up your s’mores supplies at one of the Arboretum shops and head to an outdoor fire pit. Buy local art and garden-related gifts in the gallery.
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Special thanks to Mark File of the RomanticAsheville.com Travel Guide for reporting on this story. See additional photos of Winter Lights at RomanticAsheville.com, or follow the Arboretum on Instagram.
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