Festival goers will walk a mile-long path spread out over 25 acres through the Gardens featuring a variety of immersive light displays. (The path is ADA compliant and shorter options are available.) More than 20 miles of holiday lights comprise installations that highlight the natural forms of Powell Gardens’ tree collection, show off the exceptional architecture and landscape design of the Gardens, and transport visitors to enchanted wonderlands, with plenty of Instagram and holiday card-worthy photo stops along the way. The eight-week festival will highlight fan-favorite installations alongside brand new displays. New features include a greenhouse transformed into a holiday-themed enchanted tiki bar complete with tropical plants and music as well as a new wine experience in the Vineyard.
On Fridays and Saturdays between Nov. 27 and Dec. 19, families will have the opportunity to deliver their holiday wish lists to Santa in a festively transformed corncrib in the Children’s Garden, where he will be posing for photos. The festival will also feature a creation station with holiday-themed make-and-take crafts.