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Festival of Lights

November 11-December 30, 2021
Wednesday–Sunday | 4–10 p.m.

Festival Admission Applies | Members Receive Free Admission

Festival of Lights will be closed Thanksgiving Eve, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Additional days (December 20-21 and 27-28) have been added to accommodate seasonal holidays.

Head to Powell Gardens for the fifth annual Festival of Lights (November 11-December 30), illuminated by Evergy. This family-favorite festival is a breath of fresh air during a hectic holiday season. Bundle up and wander a lighted outdoor path featuring immersive, botanically-inspired installations that celebrate the natural joy of the most festive season. More than 20 miles of lights highlight the natural forms of Powell Gardens’ tree collection, show off the exceptional architecture and landscape elements in the Gardens, and create paths through Instagram and holiday card-worthy photo moments.

A newly imagined Enchanted Tiki Bar occupies the glass domed conservatory, while a new warming station along the trail sells spiked or non-alcoholic hot chocolate and Louisburg cider. Take your drinks to go and snap a selfie in a larger-than-life snow globe or Magic Tree wrapped in 3.5 miles of lights before enjoying the display from above atop the Missouri Barn Silo.  Visit Santa’s reindeer (Saturdays, Nov. 27-Dec. 18) before venturing to the Children’s Garden to deliver your holiday wish list to Santa, then return to the Visitor Center to shop for local and garden inspired gifts for friends and family in The Marketplace at Powell Gardens.

This year, begin a new family tradition. Festival of Lights is open Wednesday-Sunday, 4-10 p.m. Additional days (December 20-21 & 27-28) have been added to accommodate seasonal holidays.

New Festival Features

Festival Events

Food and Beverage

Grand Hall Bar + Bites 
Daily | 4-10 p.m.
Grand Hall (Visitor Center) 

Beer, wine, hot chocolate, and hot cider (with spiking options!) and snacks available in the Visitor Center.  

Warming Station 
Daily | 4-9:30 p.m.
Seed to Plate Greenhouse 

Warm up halfway through your walk! The new warming station in the Seed to Plate greenhouse will serve hot chocolate and hot cider (spiked or non-alcoholic). Sit for a minute to enjoy a display of Powell Gardens grown poinsettias.  

The Marketplace at Powell Gardens 
Daily | 4-10 p.m.
Visitor Center 

The Marketplace at Powell Gardens as garden-inspired and locally made gifts, including Powell Gardens grown poinsettias. The Conifer Candy Bar includes treats from Annedore’s Fine Chocolates.

Holly Jolly Rest Stop 
Daily | 4-10 p.m.
Missouri Barn and Silo 

Enjoy hot drinks (spiked and not!), frosted cookies, and savory snacks at this festive outpost at the Missouri Barn, will have fire pits where families can cozy up together on the adjacent lawn in front of a spectacular view of the display in the Villandry Garden. Head up to the top of the Silo and gaze out over the Gardens and experience the twinkling wonderland from above. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you to our sponsor!

Festival of Lights is made possible thanks to generous support from Evergy.

Frontier Furniture