(CLEVELAND) October 10, 2023 – Tickets are on sale now for Northeast Ohio’s newest and coolest winter show FROST: An Ice-Capped Garden Experience at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. The Garden will be completely transformed into an ethereal wonderland of towering ice arches, dazzling light installations, a tunnel of flowers, larger-than-life animals, more than 500 poinsettias, seasonal soundscapes and much more to create a completely immersive new world for the holiday season.
FROST will open to the public on Saturday, November 18th at 10 a.m. and run through Sunday, December 31st. We recommend reserving your tickets in advance at holdenfg.org. A limited number of walk-up tickets will be available.
Non-members (adult/child ages 3-12) – Weekdays: $23 / $16; Weekends: $26 / $18
Non-member 4 or More – $10 off per order
Members (adult/child ages 3-12) – Weekdays $10 / $7; Weekends $12 / $9
Children 2 and under are always FREE
Behind the Scenes of FROST – Sneak Preview Photos Photo credits: Cleveland Botanical Garden
“Our team has been developing this completely new holiday show for more than two years,” says Ryan Sandy, Exhibitions Manager. “We are excited to debut this unique show that will be a fun holiday escape. From family time to date nights, there will be something for everyone.”
From the moment you come through the main entrance at the Botanical Garden, you will be transported into an alluring new world of winter fantasy. FROST invites you to explore a dozen different themes including Jingle Jungle, Solstice Stroll, and Lake Effect Lodge while Icicle Alleys connect the entire wonderland experience. Then enter Blizzard Ballroom, a winter storm of lights and weather before moving to the FROST Portal — a tunnel of illuminated flowers that leads to the Realm of the Winter Spirit, an enchanting world glistening with ice. Kids can test out an icicle xylophone, weave through a tunnel of mirrors and frozen arches, roast marshmallows, listen to stories and enjoy a variety of wintery activities and interactive displays.
The six-week experience will include a full calendar of solstice season educational activities and events. Special nighttime hours will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 9 p.m. These late nights will have live performances from The Cleveland Institute of Music, Listen CLE and local musicians reflecting the holiday spirit. Ticketed events include Breakfast with Santa and the annual Krampusnacht with the Ohio Krampus Society, which raises money for kids by sharing Alpine folk traditions.
FROST will incorporate classic favorites like the gingerbread house competition and evergreen trees decorated by local garden clubs.
FROST hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sundays noon – 5 p.m. The Botanical Garden will be closed on Mondays except for Dec. 18 when FROST will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open Christmas Eve until 3 p.m. and New Year’s Eve.
Closed on November 23 (Thanksgiving), December 25 (Christmas Day), and January 1 (New Year’s Day). Additionally, the Botanical Garden will close at 3 p.m. on December 24th and December 31st.
About Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Forests & Gardens
Cleveland Botanical Garden, located in Cleveland’s University Circle cultural district, is an ever-changing 12-acre urban oasis where visitors find enrichment and inspiration through fabulous gardens, an exotic Glasshouse, and seasonal events. The Cleveland Botanical Garden is part of Holden Forests & Gardens along with the Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, Ohio. Holden Forests & Gardens is making a positive impact through urban greening and forestry initiatives, environmental research, educational programs, and world-class visitor experiences at its two campuses. For more information, visit holdenfg.org.