Even BIGGER and BRIGHTER in 2019!
Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights 2019
presented by Welch Packaging
Friday and Saturday evenings 5:30-8:30 p.m. November 29 through December 28, 2019 AND Sunday, December 22, 2019
Tickets are flexible! Tickets may be used on any single night of the 2019 Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights Season! Tickets may also be purchased in person at our Visitors Cottage or at the gate on the night of the event.
Wellfield Members: Save even more by visiting us! Get your tickets in person at our Visitors Cottage, and you’ll pay just $5 per member adult named on your membership card and $3 per member child/grandchild!
Wellfield Botanic Gardens’ Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights, presented by Welch Packaging, will transport you to a magical setting of lights, sound and beauty, perfect for families to enjoy during the holiday season. Featuring professional light displays accentuating the natural beauty of Wellfield, the ½-mile Promenade Pathway is aglow with color and texture, framing our Garden spaces as you’ve never seen them before! Experience this great event with family and friends as you sip on complimentary hot cocoa while enjoying the sounds of live music performed by local artists around the Promenade. Warm yourself around crackling fire pits stationed around the Garden trails and enjoy a boutique shopping experience in the Visitors Cottage, a great place to pick up that perfect gift. Ticket pricing includes parking, admission to the Gardens, and this very special opportunity to enjoy Wellfield after hours in a wintery paradise.
To learn more details about our lights, scroll to the bottom and check out our Frequently Asked Questions section below!
Friday and Saturday evenings, November 29 through December 28, 2019 AND Sunday, December 22, 2019
5 p.m. – Garden closes for general admission
5:30 p.m. – Gates re-open for Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights ticket holders
8:30 p.m. – Gardens Close
- Adult: $10
- Child (ages 3-12): $5
- Under age 3 are free
- Member Adult: $5 / Member Child (ages 3-12): $3
(Member pricing available in person at our Visitors Cottage in advance or at the gate – show your card, get a great deal! Member discount applies to members named on membership card and dependent children or grandchildren)
Giving Tree Project Community Partners. A portion of proceeds raised from ticket sales will be shared with the not-for-profit organization listed for each date. Be sure to check out the individually decorated ‘Giving Trees’ in the Annual Garden, on display throughout the Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights Season.
Friday, November 29, 2019 – Premier Arts
Saturday, November 30, 2019 – Church Community Services / Seed to Feed ©
Friday, December 6, 2019 – In partnership with Michiana Pay It Forward Foundation/Santa’s Pantry and in support of Toys for Tots, a special evening at Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights
Saturday, December 7, 2019 – Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc.
Friday, December 13, 2019 – Humane Society of Elkhart County
Saturday, December 14, 2019 – Elkhart Salvation Army
Friday, December 20, 2019 – Center for Community Justice
Saturday, December 21, 2019 – CAPS – Child and Parent Services
Sunday, December 22, 2019 – Sydney’s Secret RainBows Foundation
Friday, December 27, 2019 – Center for Hospice Care
Saturday, December 28, 2019 – Faith Mission
Thanks to our Major Sponsors:
Thanks to our Supporting Sponsors:
Helgeson Steel, Inc.
Promotional Support Provided By:
Have questions about the event? We’ve got answers!
Do we need to be there right at 5:30?
No! Your tickets are good for any time between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.
If I buy tickets and cannot attend on the night I planned, what do I do?
New in 2019! Your tickets are good on ANY NIGHT of event. Simply present your tickets at our pre-paid desk for entry.
Do I need my printed ticket?
YES, you must present your valid ticket for entry
Can I show my tickets purchased online on my phone?
Yes, you can show your tickets purchased online on your phone’s screen – – be sure to have your phone’s display as bright as possible when presenting
Where should I park?
Wellfield’s main lot will be reserved exclusively for ADA placard-displaying vehicles and drop-off ONLY.
General Parking for Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights is generously provided by our neighbors, Dometic Corporation, on the northeast corner of Main Street and Simonton Street intersection. It’s a short walk to Wellfield’s main entrance. Cross the street using the crosswalk and follow signs to the entrance.
How long does it take to see the lights?
It’s up to you! Our main Promenade Pathway is 1/2-mile long, and our garden spaces wind in and out of that path; you can go as quickly or slowly as you’d like. Allow time for photo ops and selfies and to enjoy a cup of hot cocoa.
Will the show go on rain or (star)shine?
The short answer is yes, but if the weather is frightful and conditions are unsafe, we reserve the right to close. Please check our Facebook or Twitter page or call us at 574-266-2006 to check before you head out in a rain or snowstorm! And if we do close one night, you’re able to use your tickets any other night!
Can I take a golf cart tour of the holiday lights?
No. While there will be a golf cart onsite for emergencies, we cannot have a cart on the route for safety reasons (darkness, families with small children, narrow pathways, and golf carts don’t mix).
Do you have wheelchairs available?
Two loaner wheelchairs are available in the Visitors Cottage and are available on a first-come, first served basis (must remain on the path). Other personal power-driven mobility devices (personal electric “scooters”) are permitted.
Are dogs or other pets allowed at Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights?
No. Due to congestion, darkness, and leash trip hazards, pets are not permitted at holiday lights or any other special/ticketed events at Wellfield.
Will the Children’s Garden be open during Holiday Lights?
Our Children’s Garden will be closed during our Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights shows.
Are there restroom facilities in the Gardens?
Yes, there are restrooms available at the Event Plaza.
I have a complimentary admission pass to the Gardens, can I use it to get in to Holiday Lights?
Our admission passes can be used on any day we are open, but are NOT valid for special/ticketed events such as our Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights.
I’m a member of another botanic garden and use that membership to visit Wellfield. Will my AHS reciprocal privileges allow me admission to your Holiday Lights?
As Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights is a special, ticketed event, AHS reciprocal does not apply.