Sun., Dec. 31; 6 – 9 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Family Celebration

Timed Tickets on Sale Now

The most magical time of the year arrives with the opening of Winter Flower Show and Light Garden: Holiday Magic! at Phipps. For added comfort and convenience this holiday season, you can reserve your visit time in advance with timed tickets. During peak times of the show, you will need to reserve your timed tickets before coming to Phipps.

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Ring in 2018 with an early countdown that the whole family can enjoy!

Kids love ringing in the New Year just as much as adults but are often unable to stay up late enough to celebrate. At this family-friendly event featuring a variety of activities for children, we will welcome 2018 with an early countdown at 8:45 p.m. so that everyone can join in the fun of this festive holiday. The celebration is free with regular paid admission and all ages are invited!

Photos © Annie O'Neill, Kathi Thomson

More Holiday Fun

  • Winter Flower Show and Light Garden: Holiday Magic!

    Open Now
    Winter Light Garden Open Evenings 5 – 11 P.M.*

    The most magical show of the year is here! Join us to celebrate the spirit of the season with glowing evergreens, festive poinsettias, whimsical props and our stunning outdoor Winter Light Garden.
  • Garden Railroad: Treasure Island

    Open Now

    Hoist your sails and hit the high seas as our ever-popular Garden Railroad transforms into a tropical island with joke-telling pirates and gleaming treasures.
  • Candlelight Evenings

    Extended Hours: Open until 11 p.m. Daily

    Winter Flower Show is even more enchanting at night as glowing candles light the walkways and live music fills the air.
  • Santa Visits

    Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 25 – Dec. 23 plus Nov. 24 and 27 and Dec. 18 – 22; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    This time of year, the man in the big red suit sets up shop in Pittsburgh's green oasis. Bring little ones, or the entire family, to pose for a festive photo with Santa, free with Phipps admission.
  • Gifts and Greens Market

    Nov. 30 – Dec. 2; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    From the glasshouse to your house, we're offering a large selection of fresh holiday greens and boutique gifts for loved ones in our shop at Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park. This event is free and open to the public!
  • Holiday Dinner at Phipps

    Fri., Dec. 1; 6 and 8 p.m.

    NOTE: This event is now SOLD OUT. For one very special evening, join us for a delicious holiday dinner and a stroll through our Winter Flower Show and Light Garden. Conservatory admission is included in the price!
  • Members-Only Shopping Hours and Discount

    Sat., Dec. 2; 8 – 10 a.m.

    Members: have the Shop at Phipps all to yourself as we open early just for you and take an extra 10-percent off on top of your member discount.
  • Family Fun Days

    Tues., Dec. 26 – Sat., Dec. 30; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Looking for a fun and educational outing for the kids during winter break? Join us for crafts, plant potting and more, all free with Phipps admission.