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Winter spectacular Glow provides holiday fun for the entire family

One of northeast Ohio's favorite holiday traditions –– Cleveland Botanical Garden's Glow –– opens Friday, Nov. 24, and runs through Sunday, December 31, 2017.

Located in Cleveland’s University Circle, the Botanical Garden will be transformed into a festive winter wonderland full of seasonal cheer.  A 20-foot tall decorated fir tree surrounded by whimsical gingerbread houses and colorful winter plants will greet visitors as they enter Glow.
Children can climb aboard the Garden Express train for a ride through the gardens, make crafts at Evergreen Adventures, or create their own gingerbread house for an additional fee in Glow Village.

Adults and children alike will marvel at the new model train display featuring 220 feet of brass G-gauge tracks that will wind through a miniature tropical forest and a Cleveland neighborhood. 

Nighttime visitors to Glow will experience an entirely new outdoor lighting display along with new colorful lighting in the Glasshouse.

Glow highlights include:
  • A spectacular two-story-tall fir tree perfect for family photos
  • Dozens of creative trees
  • More than 100 gingerbread houses
  • Outdoor train rides for children
  • More than 1,000 holiday plants
  • Hands-on activities and crafts
  • Live holiday music
  • Gingerbread-house making with an array of sweet treats (additional fee)
Admission is $16 per adult, $12 per child age 3 to 12, and free for children 2 and under.  Heated indoor parking is available for a fee.  Glow tickets are available online or at the Botanical Garden ticket desk.  The Botanical Garden is located at 11030 East Blvd., Cleveland.  For info about Glow, visit