All guests must reserve tickets before visiting the Conservatory. In accordance with state and local mandates, face coverings are required for both indoor and outdoor spaces. The Food Truck will be closed Oct. 29 and Oct. 30. We apologize for any inconvenience.
11-14-202001-10-20215pm – 9pm The Conservatory will close to General Admission at 4PM on Conservatory Aglow evenings
Conservatory Aglow, presented by American Electric Power Foundation with lighting partner Ahlum & Arbor Tree Preservation, is back to illuminate winter nights. The outdoor Conservatory experience will be twinkling, glowing, and magical thanks to thousands of lights presented in stunning displays. New this year is a Candyland scene complete with a life-size gingerbread house and the magical train display, Paul Busse Garden Railway.
Accompanying the lights are familiar holiday favorites – such as the rainbow tunnel, ornament trees and more!
Check-in is located through the front doors at the Visitor Center. Just have your pre-purchased ticket out and ready to be scanned and be on your way to a holly jolly holiday evening! Tickets available now.
Know Before You Go
A safe and enjoyable experience for our guests and staff is our top priority. To this end, changes have been made to our Ticketing and Health & Safety procedures. For the most enjoyable experience, review these procedures before visiting.
Thank you in advance for your participation!
The Conservatory will be closed to the public from 4-5pm before Conservatory Aglow. This closure between the day and evening experience will allow the facility to be cleaned and set up for the Special Engagement. Guests will not be permitted to stay in the Conservatory buildings or interior grounds from 4-5 pm.
Tickets should be reserved in advanceonline. Please arrive within 15 minutes of your scheduled time. Timed tickets allow for control of the facility’s capacity as well as improves the safety of the check-in process.
Tickets to these popular evenings will likely sell out. Reserve tickets well in advance to book the day and time that works best for you. If you need to cancel or change your reservation, please call the Visitor Center at 614-715-8002 or email VisitorServices@fpconservatory.org.
Guests are welcome to stay as long as they would like after arrival.
Special Engagement prices are in effect for Conservatory Aglow.
Special Engagement Admission Rates:
General Admission (ages 13–59): $22
Seniors (ages 60+): $19
Children (ages 3-12): $12
Member (ages 13–59): $11
Member (ages 60+): $9.50
Member (ages 3-12): $6
Patron, Benefactor and Monarch Society memberships receive free admission to Conservatory Aglow. Call our membership team at 614.715.8054 to upgrade today!
Health & Safety Procedures
The Conservatory is complying with all local and state guidelines.
Face coverings are required for our indoor and outdoor spaces. Children under 6 are not required to wear a face covering.
All there is to do and see during the evening. Be sure to make a list and check it twice!
Light Displays & ShowsStunning light displays brighten the entire outdoor experience. Be sure to catch the musical light show in the Sunrise Lawn of the Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children's Garden.
Santa And His ReindeerGreet Santa and his reindeer on Saturday, December 19 and Sunday, December 20 from 6-8pm. Bring a gift list and drop it off in Santa's mailbox!
Rainbow Light TunnelTake a dazzling walk through a rainbow of colors as you enter the Conservatory Aglow experience.
CandylandAs you approach the Grand Mallway, be sure to visit Candyland! Walk through the candy cane tunnel, pass by the ice cream mountains and lollipop forest, and arrive at a lifesize gingerbread house.
Winter WonderlandInside the Conservatory's Sculpture Garden, a beautiful winter wonderland awaits.
Starry NightThe Bonsai Courtyard is glittering like a starry night. There's even a giant, glowing moon to take a photo with.
Ornament TreesThree stunning trees constructed entirely out of ornaments are placed on the lawn.
Whirly TreeThe whimsical Whirly Tree, created by Tork Inc., is back this year and styled in orange.
Live EntertainmentFrom 6-8pm on select evenings, a variety of roaming performers will enhance the experience, this includes musicians, vocalists, dancers, stilt-walkers and more!
Performer Dates and List
November 14: Ice Carving Demonstration by Rock on Ice, The Music Men and Jen
November 21: Glee Noel
November 27: The Amazing Giants
November 28: LED Hula Hoopers
December 5: The Music Men and Jen
December 12: The SupaFun Band
December 18: Ice Carving Demonstration by Rock on Ice
December 19: Santa and Live Reindeer
December 20: Santa and Live Reindeer
December 21: Costume Characters Elsa and Olaf
December 22: The Amazing Giants
December 23: Holiday Stilt Walkers
December 26: Human Snow Globe Contortionist
December 27: The Candy Canes Band
December 28: The Seasons Sax
December 29: Comedy Juggler, Matt Jergens
Explore the Conservatory
The entire Conservatory is open to visitors during Conservatory Aglow.