A Garden Holiday

Cleveland Botanical Garden

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. A Garden Holiday will delight the senses and transport visitors into a holiday wonderland filled with the colorful plants and towering trees that bring the most festive time of year to life beginning on Saturday, November 20 through Sunday, January 2, 2022. 

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10 a.m. to 5 p.m.*

*Special evening hours at the Botanical Garden will occur on select Saturdays:

  • Saturday, November 20th, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 27th, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 4th: Special ticketed event, Krampusnacht, 6 – 9 p.m., Registration encouraged
  • Saturday, December 11th, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.


12 p.m. to 5 p.m.



*The Botanical Garden will be closed on Mondays except for:

  • Monday, December 20th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Monday, December 27th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Botanical Garden is closed on November 25th (Thanksgiving), December 25th (Christmas Day), January 1st (New Year’s Day). Additionally, the Botanical Garden will close at 3 p.m. on December 24th and December 31st.


Tickets are required for admission to the Cleveland Botanical Garden. The easiest and most convenient way to visit starts with purchasing your ticket online – buy your tickets here.

  • Adults: $16
  • Children (3 – 12 years old): $12
  • Children (2 and under): Free
  • Members are always free

Discounts are available for active-duty military members, veterans, and Museums for All (SNAP, EBT, WIC & Medicaid participants). Discount tickets may be purchased on site or in advance by calling our Guest Services team at (216) 721-1600 x100 during business hours.

We recommend reserving your tickets in advance. Walk-up tickets will be available.

Visitors will be surrounded by beautiful holiday plants and trees from evergreen conifers to poinsettias in shades of white, pink, and red. Popular traditions return including dozens of trees decorated by more than 30 Affiliate Garden Clubs from Northeast Ohio and candy-coated gingerbread houses assembled by bakers from across the community. In the Ellipse, visitors will be greeted with a stunning 16-foot-tall holiday tree with handcrafted decorations by a local artisan – a delightful background for holiday photos.

A Garden Holiday will feature plants that we use to celebrate the holiday season – and they will take center stage throughout the botanical garden’s festive displays.

Our holiday traditions are filled with plants and trees whether conifer trees, poinsettias, and other plants that adorn our home, the herbs, and spices that fill our kitchens with warming aromas, or the fruits and vegetables that we feast on. Speaking of feasts – our garden-loving visitors will get the chance to feast their eyes on some of the most interesting evergreen trees around and discover what makes them so special.

Children (and the young at heart) will enjoy special play areas both indoors and out, complete with a slide, imaginative play, seasonal crafts, games, indoor curling, and more!

Be sure to get outside this year to experience a festive display on the terrace complete with various activities for the whole family.

On weekends during the show and every day between Dec. 20 – Dec 31, outdoor programmed activities may include hot cocoa story time, marshmallow roasting, community crafts, and more!

Additional Garden Holiday events include:

Kids Dance Party with DJ Kris Koch

Friday, November 26, 12 p.m.-3 p.m. , Saturday, December 18, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. and Friday, December 31, 11 a.m.  -2 p.m.

Bundle up and dance the holiday calories away outdoors on the Terrace, weather permitting. Included with admission.


Saturday, December 4, 6 p.m. -9 p.m.

Music, drinks for purchase, and a special Krampus-inspired craft help celebrate this unique holiday tradition. The cost of the event is $5 in addition to the admission fee.

With special guests, the Ohio Krampus Society.

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Breakfast with Santa

Sunday, December 12, and Sunday, December 19 from 10 a.m. -12 p.m.

The cost for members is $28 for adults, $22.50 for children three and up, and for non-members: $40 for adults, $25 for children three and up.

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