Select dates and times, Nov. 23 – Dec. 23
Santa Visits
Santa Visits
Santa Visits
Santa Visits
Santa Visits

Timed Tickets On Sale Now

The most magical time of the year arrives Nov. 23 with the opening of Phipps' Holiday Magic: Let It Glow! Timed tickets are required in advance for all guests. Visit our ticketing page to book today.

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Bring the kids, or the entire family, to pose for a photo with Santa.

Join us for a festive photo-op with the man in the big red suit! It’s a perfect way to get into the spirit of the season, share a special memory and capture this year’s holiday family photo. Plus, this year, Santa is making select evening appearances on Dec. 10, 11 and 12! Santa Visits are free with Phipps admission.

Select photos © Paul g. Wiegman, Carley Adams

More Holiday Fun

  • Holiday Magic: Let It Glow!

    Opens Fri., Nov. 23
    Winter Light Garden Open Evenings 5 – 11 P.M.*

    Experience the joy and wonder of the holidays at Phipps, featuring our newly restored Palm Court, breathtaking displays and all-new light installations. Timed tickets are required in advance!
  • Garden Railroad: Memories in Motion

    Open Now

    All aboard! Join us on a treasured locomotive journey through the years at Phipps, with fun, interactive features at every stop.
  • Magic Meets Music: Live Performance Nights

    Select Weeknights, Nov. 26 – Jan. 3

    Select weeknights, Holiday Magic is made even more enchanting with live musical entertainment! See our performance schedule and plan your visit.
  • Member Shopping Hours and Discount

    Sat., Dec. 1; 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.
  • Gifts and Greens Market

    Dec. 6 – 8; 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!
  • Family Fun Days

    Dec. 26 – 30; 11 a.m. – 2 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.
  • New Year's Eve Family Celebration

    Mon., Dec. 31; 6 – 9 p.m.

    Ring in 2019 with the whole family at Phipps and participate in an early countdown at 8:45 p.m. All activities are free with Phipps admission.