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The Botanical Garden celebrates Cleveland’s holiday magic

The Cleveland Botanical Garden’s “Twinkle in the 216” event will celebrate the historic character of Cleveland’s neighborhoods as they sparkle and shine to add warmth and joy to the cold winter months.  The winter show opens Saturday, November 19 and runs through Saturday, December 31.  

The indoor and outdoor gardens will pay a festive holiday homage to the beautiful blocks that knit neighborhoods, people, and plants and trees together.  In the Ellipse, visitors will be greeted by postcard vignettes of iconic Cleveland landmarks and a stunning 20-foot-tall “living” tree built from live and dried plant material—a delightful background for holiday photos.  

Guests seeking a holiday escape a little farther from home can enter the Madagascar and Costa Rica glasshouses, transformed in the spirit of the season with special horticultural displays, lights, and postcard vignettes referencing iconic towns within the spiny desert and cloud forest.   

Visitors will be surrounded by beautiful holiday plants and trees from evergreen conifers to poinsettias in shades of white, pink, and red. Popular traditions return including dozens of trees decorated by more than 30 affiliate garden clubs from northeast Ohio and candy-coated gingerbread houses assembled by bakers from across the community. 

Reserve your tickets in advance at holdenfg.org.  Walk-up tickets will be available.