Saturday and Sunday, December 8 and 9
6 to 9 p.m
Free Admission with two canned food items
The best free celebration in town. We invite you to enjoy gardens lighted with thousands of luminarias and twinkle lights and to listen to music of the season. Admission is free with two canned food items for the Capital Area Food Bank.
In addition to the beautiful holiday lighting, we will have hot chocolate and yummy food and drinks for sale, plus children's activities and numerous music acts throughout both evenings from local performers and area schools. Here's a look at this year's performance schedule:
Kids can get a hug from Frosty the Snowman, make paper snowflakes in the Visitors Gallery or practice coloring in the Little House. Be sure to bring a camera to take photos, and consider making a holiday wreath, a leaf rubbing holiday card, and a paper roll poinsetta from recycled materials with the Teenage Eco Warriors also in the Visitors Gallery.
Enjoy food and beverages from our Café. Decorated Christmas trees in the McDermott Learning Center will be provided by the St. Louis School, Oak Hill Girl Scouts, Wildflower Center staffers Frances Cushing and Ann Moore, Macy's, Can Tree and the Bowie High School PTA. The Store will have food samples Saturday and book-signings both days: Liz Garton Scanlon signs "Noodle and Lou" Saturday night, and John Hogge signs his rock climbing guidebook, "Austin Climbing," on Sunday. Small vendors will have items for sale in the McDermott Learning Center.
Admission to Luminations is free with a donation of two canned goods for the Capital Area Food Bank (please – no open packages or fresh foods).
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