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Dates:Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun from 11/29/19 - 12/30/19
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:$$ see below
Category:Seasonal Fun
The most dazzling display of winter lights in Central Massachusetts returns to Tower Hill this winter.

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.

Celebrate the season with thousands of lights, new experiences, and enchanting landscapes. This year, we are exploring patterns in nature with mesmerizing displays. Enjoy s’mores, seasonal drinks, and fun photo opportunities while creating memories for the whole family. Please note: dogs are not permitted November 24 – December 30, 2018.

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.

Weather Note:
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.

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Open Wednesday through Sunday (closed December 24, 25, 31)
11am-3pm: Regular admission applies; free for members.

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11 French Drive, Boylston, MA, 01505 map
Phone: 508-869-6111

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  • Plan extra time for admission and parking; dress warmly and wear sturdy shoes for outdoor walks around the gardens.

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