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For Immediate Release:  Mon., Nov. 25

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Phipps Hosts Family Fun Evenings to Celebrate Holiday Magic!
Bring the kids for fun, free-with-admission activities on select nights

Pittsburgh, PA — Celebrate the holidays with the whole family at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ all-new Family Fun Evenings. Guests can take part in fun, festive and free-with-admission activities Mondays and Wednesdays, Dec. 2, 4, 9 and 11 from 5 – 8 p.m., all while enjoying the spectacular displays of Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden.

Guests can create festive crafts, pot a plant to take home and snap a photo with Santa, all free with admission. Fun for the whole family, Family Fun Evenings will immerse everyone in Phipps’ gorgeous winter world!

For 126 years, Phipps has been a beloved family tradition, and this year’s Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden is the best and brightest yet, with over ten acres of gardens and lights to explore! Highlights of the show include a tree carousel, colorful poinsettia trees and a show-stopping Rainbow Glow Tree — an exclusive new tree-shaped display that towers over 8 feet tall with more than 150 colorful, glowing limbs. 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.

Family Fun Evenings run on Mondays and Wednesdays, Dec. 2, 4, 9 and 11 from 5 – 11 p.m., and are free with admission. Buy tickets at to reserve your spot. Timed tickets are required for all guests, and reservations must be made in advance. Members get in free, but are still required to reserve their tickets ahead of time.

Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show runs from Nov. 29 – Jan. 12 between 9:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily and 5 – 11 p.m. for Winter Light Garden. Please note that Phipps will close at 5 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 24 and remain closed all day on Mon., Dec. 25.


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