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Cleveland Botanical Garden 'Glows' with Record Holiday Attendance

A record number of cheer-seekers turned out for the opening weekend of Cleveland Botanical Garden’s all-new holiday spectacular, Glow, which runs through the end of the year. Over this past three-day weekend, 3,484 people experienced the Garden’s brighter, more magical seasonal celebration now known as Glow.


That’s a 20 percent increase over last year’s opening-weekend attendance of 2,900 for the Garden’s WinterShow, which also had been a record high.


Garden leaders credit the jump in attendance to the fact that Glow offers much more for people to do, see and even smell. The fresh scent of evergreens welcomes you, and the bright colors of nearly 3,000 holiday plants and 100,000 twinkling lights entice you throughout your Glow experience.

You’ll find more than 100 cleverly created gingerbread houses on display and more than 30 trees splendidly decorated by members of the Garden’s affiliate garden clubs. Hop aboard the new Garden Express train ride, decorate your own gingerbread house, make a wish upon the Wishing Tree and enjoy sounds of the season in the festive Glow Village. 


Glow at the Garden runs through Monday, December 31. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 pm Sundays. Special evening hours are offered until 9 pm Wednesdays and Fridays, except December 7. The Garden is closed on Christmas, New Year’s Day and Mondays, except Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve when special Glow hours of 10 am to 3 pm are offered.


Glow is free for Garden members. Glow admission is $12 per non-member adult, $6.50 for non-member child age 3 to 12 and free for kids 2 and under. Heated indoor parking and valet is available.


Cleveland Botanical Garden is located at 11030 East Boulevard in Cleveland’s University Circle. For complete Glow details, visit or call 216.721.1600.




Glow is sponsored by Huntington Bank, FirstMerit Foundation, InterContinental Suites Cleveland and American Greetings. The Garden receives public support through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.


MEDIA CONTACT: Tom O'Konowitz,, 216.707.2818

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