Winter Light Garden Open Evenings 5 – 11 P.M.*
Timed Tickets on Sale Now
The most magical time of the year has arrived with Winter Flower Show and Light Garden: Holiday Magic! open now 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.
Pittsburgh's must-see holiday spectacular is back and more magical than ever.
Built around a "Holiday Magic!" theme, the dazzling displays of this year's Winter Flower Show will feature heartwarming vignettes including an extravagant winter feast, Santa's workshop and a sparkling New Year's Eve celebration. The magic is brought to life in signature Phipps fashion with artful LED lights, detailed props, decorated fir and pine trees, amaryllis, orchids and more than 2,000 poinsettias. From majestic, illuminated trees to whimsically oversized ornaments, toys, books and more, the show will delight the senses and kindle the spirit of the season in guests of every age. Adding to the festive atmosphere, in our Outdoor and Discovery Gardens, our biggest, best Winter Light Garden yet will sparkle with luminous orbs, trees, fountains, and a tunnel of lights designed to imitate a twinkling winter sky.
In addition to all-new indoor displays, the show has been updated with the following exciting new features:
- illuminated gift-wrapped boxes in the Winter Light Garden;
- special pinpoint and "firefly" lighting in our Tropical Forest Conservatory;
- new "aurora borealis" architectural lighting in the Sunken Garden, mirroring the lighting in our Serpentine Room;
- and much more.
A new Garden Railroad will be on view, too, taking you on a high-seas adventure to a tropical Treasure Island of joke-telling pirates, gleaming treasures and chugging trains.
Share Your #PhippsHoliday Photos
To celebrate this year's show, Pittsburgh Beautiful and Phipps will be featuring YOUR holiday photos! Use #PhippsHoliday on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to submit your favorite holiday photos from home, from Phipps and around the Pittsburgh region, and look for the #PhippsHoliday photo gallery beginning Fri., Nov. 24!
Phipps will offer valet services on select days throughout the Winter Flower Show. Visit our Directions and Parking page for details.
Winter Flower Show, designed by Terra Design Studios, LLC, and Winter Light Garden, designed by Phipps Exhibit Coordinator Jordyn Melino, run through Sun., Jan. 7. Admission is $17.95 for adults, $16.95 for seniors and students, and $11.95 for children (ages 2 – 18). Members and kids under 2 enter free. Daily hours for Winter Flower Show are 9:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. and 5 – 11 p.m. for Winter Light Garden. Phipps closes at 5 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 24 and reopens at 9:30 a.m. on Tues., Dec. 26.
*Inclement Weather Advisory
Winter Light Garden (outdoor spaces) may be subject to temporary closures in the event of heavy rains or other inclement weather conditions.
Photos © Paul g. Wiegman, Annie O'Neill, Brian Cohen, Emmanuel Fine Art Photography
More Holiday Fun
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.
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!