A unique walk-through experience can be found now through January 3rd at Powell Gardens.
The Festival of Lights returns to Powell Gardens for its fourth year. Attendees walk a mile-long path spread over 25 acres through the Gardens featuring a variety of immersive light displays.
Santa will make an appearance on Fridays and Saturdays between November 27th and December 19th in the Children’s Garden area. Children may deliver their wish lists to Santa and pose for photos.
On Saturday, November 28th, three of Santa’s reindeer will visit the Children’s Garden corral. Visitors will be able to pet the reindeer and pose for photos with them.
Photo opportunities are plentiful throughout the experience, and the view from the top of the Silo allows visitors to gaze out over the gardens.
In addition to the Holly Jolly Rest Stop at the Missouri Barn, where hot drinks, cookies and snacks can be found, adults can stop at either the Enchanted Tiki Bar or Winter Wine Bar for a cocktail or glass of wine.
Poinsettias and other gifts can be procured at the Visitor Center, and crafters of all ages can visit the Creation Station to make a pinecone ornament.
The festival runs Thursday—Sundays from 4:00pm—10:00pm through January 3rd, and December 23-23 and December 28-30. Festival of Lights will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
The path is ADA compliant, and shorter options are available. Tram rides from the Missouri Barn area to the Visitor Center are available from 5:00pm—10:00pm.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, attendees must wear masks as mandated by Johnson County, MO, and maintain social distancing.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for children ages 5-12. Children under 4 are free. Parking passes are $5.
Members of Powell Gardens do not need to purchase festival admission or parking passes.
Visitors can upgrade their experience with a $10 festival pack, which includes one non-alcoholic beverage, one holiday cookie, and a pair of holiday light 3-D specs.
Powell Gardens is located approximately 10 minutes east of Grain Valley on US Highway 50. The front entrance can be seen on the north side of 50 Highway, just past the Z Highway exit.
For more information and to purchase tickets for the Festival of Lights, visit www.powellgardens.org.