Gardens Aglow 2020
Gardens Aglow is back this year with some changes for the pandemic. I was given two tickets to Gardens Aglow on 12/3 at 6:30pm in return for an unbiased blog post about the event. Gardens Aglow at Heritage Gardens is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from 4:30-8:30pm with timed tickets starting on the half hour. You may arrive 30 minutes before your timed ticket time to park and bundle up and stay as long as you want until close. Tickets cost $18 Adult, $16 Adult Member, $9 Youth (Ages 3-17), $8 Member Youth (Ages 3-17) and free for children 2 or younger and is currently sold out. Food can be bought at the Cafe and from the food trucks.
We arrived right at 6pm on Thursday night with temperatures in the low forties so bundled up everyone was comfortable. Due to the pandemic Gardens Aglow was a little different this year. For starters everything including Santa is outside so no car museum, exhibit buildings or carousel. They did a wonderful job of setting the train up outside by the windmill and lighting the whole new area that is behind the windmill and wraps back around to the main path. On this path there are some beautiful projected lights on the trees. Santa can be found on the outdoor stage but we didn't take an up close look as the kids were not interested. We wound our way down through the gardens by finding each of the eight reindeer and saved marshmallow roasting for last and to do on the way out (the pits are next to the cafe this year). All the lights were beautiful. My favorites were the flower lights by the windmill and the lights projected on the trees. My only complaint is it was more crowded than I expected and socially dstancing by others was lacking at times. Words can’t really capture the lights so here are some pictures.
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