Nature's A-Glow (1000 x 500 px) (4).png

November 26-December 19, 2021
Friday, Saturday & Sunday  5-9 pm

December 26-29, 2021
Sunday-Wednesday 5-9 pm

Celebrate this season with our revamped holiday event Nature’s A-Glow!


Nature’s A-Glow, a brighter version of Holiday Nights, features more bright lights and dazzling holiday displays than ever before! The gleaming glow of Christmas lights takes our beautiful botanical garden and turns it into the winter wonderland of your dreams.


Awaken your Christmas Spirit as you wander through the enchanted gardens! Explore activities perfect for all ages as you learn about the wonders of nature in winter. You can even bring your four-legged family members to partake in all the festive fun! We are also hosting workshops to make your own Williamsburg wreath (see schedule).


Embrace the holiday spirit with this one-of-a-kind experience at Beech Creek Gardens! November 26 through December 19, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 5-9 pm, and December 26-29, Sunday through Wednesday from 5-9 pm.

Nature's A-Glow Admission

General Admission       $8


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 for unvaccinated guests.

  • 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 - please practice proper social distancing.

Tree trunks decorated with red and while Christmas lights.
Two young kids drinking hot cocoa on a bench in winter.
Gazebo lit with yellow holiday lights.

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!


Young girl looking up at a decorated Christmas tree.
Holiday Wreath with dried fruits and greenery.
Group of women holiding up the wreaths they made.
Two women creating their holiday wreaths.

When is Nature's A-Glow?

Nature's A-Glow occurs every Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 5-9 pm November 26 December 19, plus December 27-29 from 5-9 pm.

What is the cost for Nature's A-Glow?

General admission for Nature's A-Glow is $8 per person for ages 3 and older. Beech Creek Members and children ages 2 and younger receive free admission.

Will Santa be at Nature's A-Glow this year?

Unfortunately, we will not have Santa this year due to COVID-19 concerns.

Are you offering "high risk" visit times for "high risk" visitors?

Unfortunately, we are not offering times designated for high risks patrons for Nature's A Glow. Most of the exploration areas are outside. However, we are limiting the number of people that can attend each evening, as well as requiring attendees to wear a mask while inside all facilities. Multiple sanitation stations are located throughout the grounds and we ask that all visitors mantain a 6' social distance from other families.

Do I need to pre-pay for tickets in advance?

No, you do not need to purchase tickets in advance for Nature's A-Glow. You can purchase tickets upon arrival at the event at the Visitor Center.

Are dogs allowed at Nature's A-Glow?

Dogs are allowed everywhere on the grounds, including inside the buildings, except the two areas where our new raptors from Raptor Hallow Sanctuary are kept, as the birds are easily spooked by the dogs. These prohibited areas include the Wild Wonders Trail located off of Oakview Trail (hiking with dogs on Oakview Trail is permitted) and one of our greenhouses where some of the raptors are being kept over the winter. Keep an eye out for signs indicating that dogs are not allowed in these two areas.

Is Nature's A-Glow a walk-through or drive-through event?

Nature's A-Glow is a walk-through event that is mostly outside.

How late do you accept admissions on any given night of Nature's A-Glow?

For Nature's A-Glow, we accept admissions up until 8:30 pm and the entire event goes until 9 pm. For exploring all the areas, we recommend allowing yourself 1.5 hours.

What payments do you accept?

We accept cash, credit card, and check. Due to our transaction fees, there is a $10 minimum to use a credit card.