21st Annual WPS Garden of Lights at Green Bay Botanical Garden

Published Thursday, October 26, 2017

Be encompassed by more than 250,000 twinkling lights as you experience the magic of WPS Garden of Lights, Green Bay Botanical Garden’s largest fundraiser of the year, and create extraordinary holiday memories with your family and friends. Additional event features include: a model train exhibit set up by G-Gagers, food and beverages, holiday gifts in WPS Trellis Gift Shop, photos with Santa and a Meet & Greet with Mrs. Claus and elves!


While the flowers are tucked in for the winter, the Garden is transformed into a spectacular array of botanical light displays inspired by its natural features. You’ll discover enchanted icicle forest, glistening flowers, a dazzling 60-foot walk-through caterpillar and more.

The all-new 2017 WPS Garden of Lights Display, “Nature’s Grand Medley”, is the headlining act in the Billie Kress Amphitheater. Nature’s bountiful beauty is cast by 15,000 LED lights dancing along to festive holiday music. Don’t miss this new show-stopping display!


Dates & Times:

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 5:00–9:00 p.m.

(last entry at 8:30 p.m.)

November 24–December 23

Closed December 2425

Additional Dates: December 26–30


Family Night: Friday, November 24

Children 12 and under receive FREE walking admission with one paid adult.

Offer only valid at the door, the night of the event. Children must be from the same household. Wagon rides are an additional $5 per person (child & adult). Cannot be combined with any other offers.


Photos with Santa by Ambrosius Studio

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, November 24-December 23 | 5:00-9:00 p.m.


Letters to Santa with Mrs. Claus & Elves

Friday, November 24 and Saturdays, December 2-December 23 | 5:30-8:00 p.m.



Walking Tour

Adults (13 & up): $9

Children (3-12): $5

Children (2 & under): Free


Horse-Drawn Wagon Tour*

Adults (13 & up): $14

Children (3-12): $10

Children (2 & under): Free

*Horse-Drawn Wagon Tour includes Walking Tour.


Garden Member Pricing Every Sunday and December 26-30

GBBG Members: $3

(Must show membership card) 


Group Rates

Walking Tour: $7

Horse-Drawn Wagon Tour: $12

(For advanced ticket purchases of 25+)


Tickets are now on sale at Green Bay Botanical Garden and online. Tickets are also on sale at select Festival Foods locations including: Green Bay North, Green Bay East & West, De Pere, Appleton, Darboy, Suamico, Manitowoc, Menasha, Neenah, Oshkosh, Sheboygan and Fond du Lac. Tickets also available at the door. The purchase of advance tickets is strongly encouraged to save time waiting in line.


FREE Shuttles from NWTC Parking Lot F/G will be available.


Event Sponsors

Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, Ariens, K.C. Stock Foundation, IBEW Local Union 158, , The George Kress Foundation Inc., AHT Wisconsin Windows, Cellcom, Fox Communities Credit Union, Meijer, Prevea Health, Renewal by Andersen, WealthPlan LLC, Cornerstone Foundation of Northeastern Wisconsin, Inc., Festival Foods, Hemophilia Outreach Center, Oneida Nation, Schenck, Schneider, Les Stumpf Ford, Hawkins Ash CPAs, Lizer Landscape and Nursery, Pomp's Tire Service, Vande Hey Company Inc., Schroeder's Flowers, Modern Cash Register, Fox11/CW14, 91.1 The Avenue


About Green Bay Botanical Garden

Green Bay Botanical Garden is a 100% community supported nonprofit organization that connects people with plants in an environment that engages, inspires and refreshes. First opened in 1996 and now featuring 47 acres of display gardens and natural areas, the Garden touches the lives of more than 125,000 visitors annually from Northeast Wisconsin and beyond. In 2018, the Garden will welcome its first internationally touring exhibit, Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks, featuring 12 larger-than-life nature-inspired sculptures made entirely out of LEGO bricks. For more info about other programs offered, please visit www.GBBG.org or call 920.490.9457. 


Premier Members

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