November 20-December 20, 2020

Friday, Saturday & Sunday  5-9 pm

December 26-30, 2020

Saturday - Wednesday  5-9 pm

Bring your friends and family together to celebrate the beauty of the Christmas season!


Our botanical garden glows with holiday spirit and is transformed into a natural wonderland filled with unique areas to explore and things to learn. Come enjoy safe outdoor family fun!

* It’s a Shining Christmas Trail
* Can You Freeze?
* Vintage Curling
* Shadow Play in Color
* Santa's Elf Workshop
* Nature's Christmas Gifts
* The “Real Spirit of Christmas”
* Christmas Critters Up-close
* Sugar Gliders, Raptors, Snakes ~ Oh My!
* Make & Take Tree Ornaments
* Hot Cocoa, Roasting Marshmallows
* Garden of Christmas Magic & Miracles
* The Ultimate Elf Dance Party
* Christmas Garden Railroad
* Family Photo Ops
* Warm Campfires
* Beautiful Lights Displays


Discover dazzling festive displays and awaken your senses as you wander through the enchanted gardens! Explore lots of hands-on activities perfect for all ages as you learn about the wonders of winter nature. You can even bring your four-legged family members to partake in all the festive fun! Plus, take part in special events and workshops (see schedule).


Embrace the holiday spirit with this one-of-a-kind experience at Beech Creek Gardens! November 20 through December 20, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 5-9 pm, and December 26-30, Saturday through Wednesday from 5-9 pm.

Holiday Wonders Admission

General Admission       $7


Members & children     Free
ages 2 & younger

(ages 3 & older)

We accept cash, credit card, and check.

Due to our transaction fees, there is a $10 minimum to use a credit card.

Keeping our guests safe during the most wonderful time of the year brings changes to this year’s Holiday Gardens experience.



  • Nightly attendance capacity is limited.

  • Sanitation stations are located throughout the Garden.


  • Masks are required while inside facilities.

  • Please keep a 6-foot social distance from other guests.

  • Number of guests inside each facility at one time is limited.

  • Please follow enter & exit signs.


Volunteers & Staff

  • Masks will be worn while inside facilities.

  • Outdoors - will wear a mask if a 6-foot social distance is not possible.

Williamsburg Wreath Workshop


Create a festive, fragrant and beautiful holiday wreath for your home using fresh boxwood, cedar, juniper and other fragrant evergreens, berries, dried oranges, cinnamon sticks and pinecones. Place it on your door or use it as a centerpiece for a special event. Fun to make and puts you in the holiday spirit!


Fee: $40      $35 for members  


All materials are included, but please bring hand-pruners.   

Register early as we have decreased our attendee maximum by 50%.
Workshop participants will be spaced out for social distancing.


November 21

  • 10 am - 12 pm

  • 2 - 4 pm


November 28

  • 10 am - 12 pm

  • 2 - 4 pm

December 5

  • 10 am - 12 pm

  • 2 - 4 pm

December 12

  • 10 am - 12 pm

  • 2 - 4 pm

Christmas Tree Ornament Contest


Win a Family Membership to Beech Creek Gardens!

Calling on families to design & create a Christmas ornament!

  • All entries will be on display during our Holiday Wonders nights.

  • Three family's ornaments with the most votes from the public will win a Family Membership to Beech Creek Gardens for a year.

  • If the winning family already has a current membership, then they can extend their current membership or decide on a new start date for another yearlong membership, or they can give the family membership as a gift to another family.

  • Voting will be open December 4-20.

  • Winners will be announced December 21st through our social media platforms - Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.

Contest Categories

  1. Most Artistic: The ornament that best incorporates creativity, inventive techniques, and aesthetics.

  2. Most Impactful: The ornament that most resonates a meaningful Christmas spirit i.e. family memories, sentiment, inspiring to others.

  3. Best Natural Ornament: The ornament that best incorporates elements from nature.


  • Ornaments will be on display inside one of our facilities.

  • Deadline to enter: December 4

  • Drop off entries: November 25, 10 am-4 pm; 
    November 27-29, 5-9 pm, or call ahead for an alternative time.

  • Each ornament requires an accompanying completed entry form.

  • Limit of 2 entries per family.


Entry Form

The ornament examples in the photo gallery are from Good Housekeeping & County Living, but the sky's the limit! Design an ornament that's special and meaningful to your family.



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Beech Creek Gardens is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that operates on a 181-acre site in Stark County’s Washington Township in the heart of northeast Ohio. We provide educational opportunities and interactive experiences that inspire people to be good stewards of their communities and the world. 

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Beech Creek Gardens and these participating organizations & businesses in Stark County have pledged to follow Ohio Health Department's Responsible Restart Ohio sector-specific business guidelines for opening. We have implemented guidelines that protect the health of visitors and employees and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.