Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through an outdoor winter wonderland and enjoy unique displays and landscapes composed of more than

half-a-million holiday lights. Listen to the sounds of your favorite holiday tunes or enjoy a cup of holiday-inspired cocoa, cider or beer. Proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

All tickets are date-specific and must be purchased in advance ($5 convenience charge applied when purchased at door on non-sell out nights). Guests must select an entry time (6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., or 8:00 p.m.) when purchasing tickets. Ticket holders may enter any time between their selected entry time and 9 p.m. (Note, if you are using a transportation service such as a taxi, Uber or Lyft, your ride must pick you up no later than 9 p.m. before the entrance gates close.) All tickets sales are final; no refunds/exchanges permitted.

Dogs and outside food and beverages are strictly prohibited at Winter Lights.

Ticket Price Ticket Price with Member Discount*
Adult (ages 12+) $18 $16
Child (ages 5-11) $12 $10
Child (4 & under) FREE FREE
Group (minimum of 20 people) $15 $13

To cover operational costs and ticket processing for The North Carolina Arboretum Society’s Winter Lights fundraiser, a $1.50 processing charge will be added to each ticket. A standard 3.2% credit card fee will also be added to each ticket purchase and North Carolina’s sales tax applies. A $5 convenience charge is applied for tickets purchased at the door on non-sell out evenings. *Member discounts will be applied upon checkout.

Friends & Family Discount Night – Tuesdays
Adult tickets are $15 each and child tickets are $10 each. Member discounts still apply. Excludes Christmas Night.
Arboretum Discount Week – November 26 – 29
Adult tickets are $15 each and child tickets are $10 each. Member discounts still apply.
Winter Lights Holiday Tour, Thursdays – Saturdays
Enjoy a very merry ride from downtown Asheville or Biltmore Village courtesy of The Trolley Company. Tour includes round-trip transportation in festively decorated buses from the Renaissance Hotel Asheville and DoubleTree Hotel Biltmore Village to the Arboretum, entry into Winter Lights and a free cup of delicious hot chocolate. Tickets are $29.50 per person and must be purchased separately via The Trolley Company (children 4 & under are free). For more information, please call Eva Ritchey 828-606-8606. Limit Thursdays – Saturdays only; see website for full availability.
Need additional assistance about Winter Lights or your ticket? Please call 828-665-2492, Monday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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