Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum

  • The North Carolina Arboretum

  • Address: 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806
  • Times: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Admission: $18 Adults/$16 Ages 5-11/Free for Children 4 and Under. All Tuesday tickets are $15. Aboretum members receive $2 off.
  • Phone: 828-665-2492
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Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Open nightly November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017, from 6 to 10 p.m., Winter Lights is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights. Roast delicious s’mores by the fire or enjoy a cup of holiday-inspired cocoa, cider or beer. Additional food and beverage items are available for purchase and the Arboretum’s Savory Thyme Café will also offer a special holiday buffet every weekend (reservations are recommended).


Friends & Family Discount Night – Tuesdays

Crazy for Cocoa Night – Thursdays

  • Ticket holders on Thursday nights will receive one (1) FREE cup of hot chocolate.

Winter Lights Holiday Tour – Fridays & Saturdays

Available on Fridays and Saturdays only, this special ticketed event offers visitors the chance to enjoy a holly, jolly ride from downtown Asheville or Hendersonville to Winter Lights courtesy of The Trolley Company. Upon arrival, tour guests will receive a complimentary cup of hot chocolate and access to the Winter Lights exhibit. Pick-up is at 6:00 p.m. from downtown Hendersonville’s Visitor Center or downtown Asheville’s Renaissance Hotel, and guests will be dropped back off at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $27 per person (children 4 & under are free) and can be purchased through The Trolley Company’s website here(Note: Arboretum member discounts do not apply for this tour). For additional questions, please call Eva Ritchey at The Trolley Company at 828.606.8606.