Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights 2019

Thanks for a terrific season in 2018! We’re excited to bring you an EVEN BIGGER and BRIGHTER show in 2019!

Welch_PackagingWinter Wonderland Holiday Lights 2019
presented by Welch Packaging

Friday and Saturday evenings 5:30-8:30 pm, November 29 through December 28, 2019, plus Sunday, December 22, 2019. 

[Ticket Link coming fall 2019]

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.

Friday and Saturday evenings, November 29 through December 28, 2019
Plus 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

Ticket Pricing
Discounted Tickets (good any night!) available NOW through Thanksgiving Day, November 28!!

  • Adult: $8
  • Child (ages 3-12): $4
  • Under age 3 are free

Membership has its privileges!! Wellfield members, save even more by visiting us! Get your tickets in person at our Visitors Cottage and pay $5 per member adult named on card and $3 per member child/grandchild ages 3-12.

Beginning November 29, tickets (available online, at our Visitors Cottage, or at the gate), priced as follows:

  • 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 or at the gate)

Giving Tree Project Community Partners for each evening date to be announced soon. A portion of proceeds raised from that evening 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 – 
Saturday, November 30, 2019 –
Friday, December 6, 2019 – In partnership with Michiana Pay It Forward Foundation and in support of Toys for Tots, a special evening at Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights
Saturday, December 7, 2019- 
Friday, December 13, 2019 – 
Saturday, December 14, 2019 –
Friday, December 20, 2019 –
Saturday, December 21, 2019 – 
Sunday, December 22, 2019 –
Friday, December 27, 2019 – 
Saturday, December 28, 2019 –

Thanks to our Major Sponsors:
Kahn, Ruthrauff & Associates 250w  CFEC_Horz_Green  Vision in Mission Logo ECCVB_logo-PREFERRED

Thanks to our Supporting Sponsors:
 Helgeson Steel logo (2)Helgeson Steel, Inc.

Promotional Support Provided By:All4stationlogo



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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! Tickets are good ANY NIGHT of the lights. Simply present your tickets at our pre-paid desk for entry.

I forgot my printed ticket at home – do I need to turn around and get it?
YES – or, you can purchase another ticket at the door (gate prices in effect). You must present your ticket for entry.

Where should we park?
New in 2019! Wellfield’s lot will be ADA and drop-off ONLY.

Parking for Holiday Lights will be at Dometic’s lot on the NE corner of Simonton and Main; it’s a short walk to the Gardens from there. Please be careful crossing the street, then follow the path to our entry tent!

How long does it take to see the lights?
Our main path is 1/2 mile long, and our gardens wind in and out of that path. Some people have seen the lights in 20 minutes, some people have stayed for 2 hours. It’s up to you, your schedule and how much time you want to spend in our Winter Wonderland!

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 for any other night.

Can I take a golf cart tour of the holiday lights? Do you have wheelchairs available?
We cannot provide golf cart tours of the holiday lights.

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).

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 other special/ticketed events.

Will the Children’s Garden be open during Holiday Lights? Are there restroom facilities in the Gardens?
Unfortunately, our Children’s Garden will be closed during our Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights shows. We will have restroom facilities available inside the Gardens.

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.


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    • Betty, that’s a great question, in fact we’ve added that to our ‘frequently asked questions’ for the event. Our answer as follows: “Your tickets are able to be rescheduled to another night; simply call us at 574-266-2006, or email with your preferred date, and we will change them for you. No hassles!”
      Basically we’re saying is that you’ll receive the discount for pre/online purchases, up until 2 hours prior to the start of the event for that particular evening.. and if you decide to use your tickets another evening, that’s fine, too! Hope that’s helpful!

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    • Hi Keshav!

      Your Fernwood membership is good for standard admission, but is not valid for special ticketed events like our Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights. You can save a couple bucks by purchasing discounted tickets in advance. Thanks for asking!

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