For Immediate Release: Mon., Oct. 16 
Contact: Joe Reed | Senior Director of Communications
412-622-6915, ext. 3801 | jreed@phipps.conservatory.org 

Phipps Conservatory Announces 2023 Winter Gala: Winter Wonderland
Enjoy an Elegant Evening Launching the Holiday Season and Celebrate the 130th Year of Phipps

Pittsburgh, PA — On Thurs., Nov. 16, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens invites friends to reunite in Pittsburgh’s spectacular glasshouse for its 130th anniversary and to kick off the holiday season in style in this preview party for Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden, featuring festive displays and thousands of dazzling lights. During the Conservatory's first November gathering in four years, savory food, fine wines, live entertainment and perfect poinsettias will create an unforgettable night. Attendees will also be the first to experience experience the winter exhibit and light garden, Pittsburgh’s most popular place to celebrate the holidays with family and friends.

Proceeds help Phipps to reach new levels of excellence in horticultural display, expand the scope of its research and innovation around human and environmental health, and provide valuable education and community outreach to more people than ever before. 

Tickets are $125 per person for the 7:30 p.m. Snowflake Celebration, including food, drink and entertainment. You can reserve a spot online or by contacting us at 412-622-6915, ext.3966 or gdufour@phipps.conservatory.org. Complimentary valet parking will be available.

Tickets are $250 per person for the 6:30 p.m. V.I.P. Reception and include the Snowflake Celebration. You can also opt to join the event’s Honorary Host Committee and receive special recognition for this one-time, historic celebration. To learn more, contact Phipps at 412-622-6915, ext. 3966 or gdufour@phipps.conservatory.org


About Phipps: Founded in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, PA is a globally recognized green leader with a mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse. Encompassing 15 acres including a historic 14-room glasshouse, 23 distinct indoor and outdoor gardens and industry-leading sustainable architecture and operations, Phipps attracts more than half a million visitors annually from around the world. Learn more at phipps.conservatory.org.

Watch TEDx: What We Can Learn From an Old Glasshouse: A look at the evolving way we connect people to nature at Phipps, demonstrate how human and environmental health are inextricably connected, and show that to age gracefully, we must continually reinvent ourselves to evolve with the rest of the world.