December 23, 2019 all-day
Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106
Adults $15, Children (3-12) $10, Members: Free

Saturday, Nov. 23 – Saturday, Jan. 4



Tuesdays, Wednesdays: 10am – 6pm
Thursdays, Fridays: 10am – 9pm
Saturdays: 10am – 6pm
Sundays: Noon – 6pm

Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day; Closes at 3pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve; Open on Monday, December 23 and Monday, December 30, 10am – 6pm ; Saturday, December 28 open until 9pm


Adults: $15
Children (3-12): $10
Children 2 and under: Free
Members: Free

Glow, the Botanical Garden’s winter spectacular and one of Cleveland’s most celebrated holiday traditions, will transport you to a world full of seasonal cheer. This year, the theme Holiday Hollows is all about homes and what home means to you! Beyond a simple dwelling, “home” is a comfortable space or warm feeling when your loved ones are near. From our cozy four wall abodes to animal habitats, celebrate home and hearth with us with hundreds of creative gingerbread houses, decorated trees, a children’s indoor winter wonderland play area, festive crafts, holiday shopping, a ride on the Garden Express train and more!
Come and check out:

  • Over 100 decorated gingerbread houses
  • Gnome scavenger hunt in the Glasshouse
  • Festive holiday trees decorated by Affiliate Garden Clubs
  • Indoor snow play area for children in our Winter Playland
  • Gingerbread house making craft (additional fee applies)
  • Gnome Gnook: Holiday Hollows children’s free play area and crafts
  • Community Tree Gallery: Trees decorated by community partners that define ‘home”
  • Wishing Tree
  • The Garden Express Railway
  • Hershey Children’s Garden open on Saturdays and features special activities 
  • Live holiday music on select days

And more!

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Glow Activities


Glow in the Hershey Children’s Garden
Saturdays during Glow
11am – Noon: Hot Chocolate Storytime
3 – 4pm: Roast a Marshmallow
Free for members, with admission for nonmembers

Don’t miss out on these select open days in the Hershey Children’s Garden during Glow where youth and families can participate in  storytime and enjoy roasting marshmallows.

Gnome Gnook Craft Schedule
Saturdays and Sundays Nov 23 – Dec. 22, Friday, Nov 29, Everyday Dec 23 – Jan 4, Noon – 2pm

Learn why gnomes are important this holiday season and take the fun home with you. Make your way up to the second floor “Gnome Nook” to play, discover, and create a gnome door to take home.

Garden Store Hours


  • Tuesday and Wednesday: 11am – 6pm
  • Thursday and Friday: 11am – 9pm
  • Saturday: 11am – 6pm
  • Sunday: Noon -6pm
  • Dec. 23 and 30: 11am – 6pm
  • Dec. 24 and 31: 10am – 3pm
  • Dec.28: 11am – 9pm