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Uwishunu Event published on November 23, 2022

Fountains, Fire Pits & 500,000 Lights: A Guide to A Longwood Christmas

November 18, 2022 - January 8, 2023

Dazzling lights highlight this incredible holiday celebration at Kennett Square's Longwood Gardens...

Photo by L. Carrozzino for Longwood Gardens

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No holiday is complete without a visit to A Longwood Christmas at Longwood Gardens , where 500,000 twinkling lights and spectacular fountain shows compose a brilliant holiday wonderland.

As visitors stroll through the grounds, they marvel at lights strung on miles of wire glowing in the trees and seasonal plants decked out with ornaments. Elsewhere, colorful fountains dance to holiday music and three fire pits invite guests to cozy up under the stars.

A Longwood Christmas — named the Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights for four years by USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards — takes place November 18, 2022 to January 8, 2023 . Timed tickets are required.

Don’t Miss

A Longwood Christmas features a half-million twinkling lights, live holiday music performed in the gardens, an outdoor railway display and much more.

The theme for 2022’s winter extravaganza is “Botanical Splendor.” Part of that splendor? More than 100 Christmas trees and almost 6,000 poinsettias over the 400 acres of garden that are open for exploration.

Longwood also provides three fire pits throughout the gardens, allowing guests to warm up by the fire on cool evenings. The fire pits are available every night throughout the holiday season, weather permitting.

Also weather permitting: beverages and snacks in the attraction’s beer garden.

Tickets & More

Advance timed tickets are required for A Longwood Christmas in 2022-23. Translation: Plan ahead to have the absolute best holiday experience.

Pro tip: Be sure to wear winter gear, as the holiday display is both indoors and outdoors. Make sure to read more about Longwood Gardens’ updated visitation guidelines before you stroll the grounds.

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