Phipps Holiday Magic: Winter Flower Show and Light Garden

Pittsburgh's blockbuster holiday experience brings more indoor and outdoor splendor than ever before!

Timed tickets are required in advance for all Holiday Magic! guests.


Nov. 29 – Jan. 12
Winter Flower Show 9:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Winter Light Garden 5 – 11 p.m.

Closed at 5 p.m. Dec. 24 and all day Dec. 25

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Winter Flower Show and Light Garden returns with all-new glowing splendor and family fun.

For 126 years, Phipps has been a beloved family tradition, and our upcoming Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden is our best and brightest yet, with over ten acres of gardens and lights to explore! This year's exciting Festival of Trees theme makes holiday trees the centerpiece of Phipps' winter wonderland, featuring a TREE CAROUSEL, colorful POINSETTIA TREES, a FLOATING FOREST of sparkling trees reflecting on water, a FROZEN FOREST with charming topiary reindeer, and a showstopping RAINBOW GLOW TREE — an exclusive new tree-shaped display that towers over 8 feet tall with more than 150 colorful, glowing limbs — plus many more holiday surprises. From a mesmerizing tunnel of lights to icy prism towers, a fountain of lights and more, Phipps' Victorian glasshouse and glowing outdoor gardens will delight guests of all ages with stunning illuminated botanical exhibits, whimsical props and unique light displays.

Delicious Food and Drink

The fresh, healthy dishes at Café Phipps are celebrated by families and foodies alike, and our Holiday Huts are stocked with libations and treats all season. Visit our Café Phipps page for hours of operation.

Valet Parking for Your Convenience

Valet will be offered on select peak nights of the Winter Flower Show and Light Garden for a $10 fee. Visit our Directions and Parking page for hours of availability.

Holiday Hologram Glasses

See Holiday Magic in a whole new light! Add limited-edition Holiday Hologram Glasses that use the amazing science of holographic diffraction to reveal festive shapes while looking at Phipps’ sparkling spectacular LED displays, an added delight for all ages.

$6 per pair includes a coupon good for free popcorn at the Café Phipps Holiday Hut. Purchase yours when you order your tickets! Children's tickets for non-peak days (Mondays through Wednesdays except Dec. 30 – 31) will include a free pair of glasses.

Unwanted glasses may be deposited for responsible disposal by Phipps staff at the conclusion of your visit.

See what people are saying about Phipps' Holiday Magic!

“A dazzling display of color both inside and outside!”
Pittsburgh City Paper

“See holiday lights in a new way!”
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Truly beautiful!”

“It is a holiday tradition and something you should see!”
— Doug Oster, Everybody Gardens

“One of the best holiday light (and floral) displays in town!”
— The Urbanist

“Captures the magic of the holidays, making memories that will last a lifetime.”
— The Observer Reporter

“Gave us the feeling of wonder!”
— Empty Nest

“A great place to bring out-of-towners every season!”
— Made in PGH

“A truly magical 'walk in the park!'”
— Narcity

“A go-to for holiday cheer every year!”
— Discover the 'Burgh

Experience the show that makes a difference.

Your support of Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden, year-round events, exhibits and donations allow Phipps Conservatory, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, to continue serving the community. Thank you for your support to make what we do possible, celebrating 126 years in Pittsburgh.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a timed ticket?

A timed ticket is an admission ticket to Phipps with a specific date and time of arrival. By ordering timed tickets, you’re letting us know the date and time that you and your family will be visiting Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden, which helps us to ensure the best experience for every guest. Your timed ticket includes access to the entire Conservatory at your appointed time, including the Winter Flower Show, Winter Light Garden and Garden Railroad.

How do I order my timed tickets?

Reserving your tickets is easy! For members, simply log in with the primary member's last name and last four digits of their phone number. For nonmembers, click the not a member button then follow these three easy steps:

  1. Select an available date and entry time for your Phipps visit and place your order. You'll also have the opportunity to purchase special Holiday Hologram Glasses to experience this year's show in a whole new light.
  2. Look for an email or text confirmation with your tickets.
  3. Print your confirmation or show it on your mobile phone at Phipps' entrance — and get ready to enjoy the show!

You can also reserve tickets in advance by visiting our Welcome Center, where a staff member will assist you with your order, or by calling 844/274-1717.

What is the cost to attend?

Non-Peak Days
(Mondays through Wednesdays except Dec. 30 – 31)

Members and Children Under 2
Free (please bring valid photo ID)


Seniors (62+) and students

Children 2 – 18

Peak Days
(Thursdays through Sundays plus Dec. 30 – 31)

Members and Children Under 2
Free (please bring valid photo ID)


Seniors (62+) and students

Children 2 – 18

Should Phipps members order timed tickets?

Yes; you will enter the primary member's last name and last four digits of their phone number to receive your complimentary tickets.

I’m a member, but I’m having trouble logging in. What should I do?

Phipps can help! Please call our membership hotline at 412/315-0656.

I'm not a member but want to become one. What should I do?

You can purchase a membership by adding it to your cart during the ticket checkout process or contacting 412/315-0656.

What time should I arrive?

You should arrive as close as possible to the time on your ticket. You may wish to plan to allow time for parking and proceeding to the Phipps Welcome Center. Please remember to bring a photo ID with you when you visit.

How long can I stay?

Once you enter Phipps, you may stay as long as we are open, until 11 p.m. each night. (Note: Phipps closes at 5 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 24 and is closed all day on Wed., Dec. 25.) We recommend giving yourself at least two hours to fully experience the show.

Will I have to wait in line?

While Phipps will make every effort to expedite the entrance of timed ticket holders into the Conservatory as close as possible to the appointed time, you may experience a wait upon arrival, especially if you are attending on a peak day.

Will valet parking be available?

Valet parking will be available on select peak nights. Times will be posted on our Directions and Parking page closer to the start of the show.

Can I return or exchange my timed tickets?

All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for another date and time. Lost or stolen tickets will not be refunded or replaced.

Can I attend without a timed ticket?

Timed tickets are required in advance for all guests to experience Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden.

Can I buy timed tickets for dates outside of Holiday Magic?

If you are planning to visit Phipps on a date before Fri., Nov. 29 or after Sun., Jan. 12, 2020, tickets can be purchased upon your arrival at Phipps.

What happens in the event of inclement weather?

Winter Light Garden (outdoor spaces) may be subject to infrequent, temporary closures in the event of heavy rains or other inclement weather conditions.