Night Lights at Tower Hill: Holiday Lights (CANCELLED for 2020)
We are sorry to announce that Night Lights 2020 is canceled dur to COVID-19 restrictions. We are very disappointed, as we imagine many of you will be, but this is the best decision for Tower Hill’s community of visitors, staff, and friends.
Looking for more holiday lights near Boston in 2020? Visit our guide to find some fun new sparkling experiences to enjoy with friends & family this year.
Night Lights is Tower Hill’s largest annual fundraiser accounting for nearly a fifth of our annual operational budget and welcoming nearly 40,000 visitors all in a month’s time.
As our staff worked through various scenarios that limited the number of people public health officials might allow on the property at one time, it became clear that because of the uncertainty ahead, moving forward with the event would pose too great a risk to the organization.
We look forward to seeing everyone in 2021~
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The most dazzling display of winter lights in Central Massachusetts returns to Tower Hill this winter.
Two of our beautiful garden properties will sparkle with thousands of shimmering, artfully designed holiday lights. Bring the whole family for a magical, fun, and safe outdoor experience – with food, refreshments, and more.
Marvel at glittering light displays indoors and out, uniquely decorated trees and nature-inspired ornaments, lush conservatories, children’s scavenger hunts, and more.
Join us during the day to explore the gardens, trails, conservatories, and uniquely decorated trees and nature-inspired ornaments.
As evening falls all of the glittering outdoor lights transform the gardens into a winter wonderland. Find unique items for everyone on your shopping list at The Garden Shop.
Night Lights is an annual celebration of the season held at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA just outside of Worcester. Night Lights is an inclusive, secular event where visitors of all backgrounds can celebrate winter, light, and nature together. It includes two unique experiences: Day Lights (the day time experience) and Night Lights (the evening experience).
DAY LIGHTS (the day time experience)
Tower Hill will be open for Day Lights Wednesdays to Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Included with general admission, purchase admission when you arrive on property. Free admission for members.
Visitors can enjoy decorated indoor rooms, conservatories, and access to the Café, and the Garden Shop.
The outdoor gardens and grounds provide opportunities for walks and hikes.
Families with children will enjoy the scavenger hunts, the model train, discovery backpacks, hands-on Library activities, and more.
Adult Educational trips, programs, and workshops available for an additional fee. See events calendar for details.
NIGHT LIGHTS (the evening experience)
Tower Hill will be open for Night Lights Tuesdays to Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Fridays to Sundays, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Requires non-refundable, pre-purchased tickets for members and non-members. Includes walking through roughly 15 acres of dramatically lit formal gardens and surrounding woodlands, including the Fairy Light Walk through the forest that ends at the Wild Rumpus.
Inside, visitors can step out of the elements to see more decorations, investigate our model train village, explore our indoor conservatories, access our Café to enjoy local fresh food, and peruse our specialty-curated Garden Shop.
Members, whose generosity helps sustain our public garden year-round, can enter during the day for no additional fee and receive 50% off evening ticket prices. Members also receive double their discount in the Garden Shop, during their Member Appreciation Weekend, November 24-25. Not a member? Add a membership to your ticket purchase to start saving today!
Admission rates vary based on the time of day - timed tickets are required at night. View Admission Rates & Times
Twigs Café is now accepting reservation for dinner service during Winter Reimagined. Please purchase your tickets for admission to the Garden, then make your dinner reservation. Reservations start at 4:30pm and end at 7:30pm. Please note, that the time on the entry ticket for Winter Reimagined MUST be earlier than the dinner reservation. The dinner reservation is not a guarantee of admission to the garden.
Tower Hill Botanic Garden is open year-round and Winter Reimagined is a rain, snow, or shine event. If you have purchased tickets for a specific evening and Tower Hill closes that evening due to extreme weather, you will be contacted through the email address that you entered when you purchased your tickets and a refund will be issued. All other tickets are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another date or time.
Open Tuesdays – Sundays
November 27 – January 2
4:30 – 8:30PM
Mondays, December 21 & 28
4:30 – 8:30PM
Friday & Saturday Member Adult: $20 Member Child (ages 3-17): $5 Nonmember Adult: $25 Nonmember Child (ages 3-17): $10 Kids 2 and under: Free Sunday – Thursday Member Adult: $15 Member Child (ages 3-17): $5 Nonmember Adult: $20 Nonmember Child (ages 3-17): $10 Kids 2 and under: FreePurchase Naumkeag Tickets | Purchase Bradley Estate Tickets
11 French Drive, Boylston, MA, 01505 map
- Plan extra time for admission and parking; dress warmly and wear sturdy shoes for outdoor walks around the gardens.
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