poinsettiaThe countdown is on: one of the most magnificent displays of luminaries this holiday season is quickly approaching and The Arboretum elves are busy gearing up for this treasured event.

luminary.ser 057An unforgettable evening that will bring joy to all—start with a leisurely car ride through our South End Auto Tour illuminated by 2,000 candle-lit luminaries.  Then, let the smell of the fire entice you into our cozy Visitor’s Center buzzing with activities for all ages.   Enjoy the instrumental sounds of your favorite holiday tunes provided by the Lakewood Jazz Band followed by the smooth harmonies of Land of Legend Barbershop Chorus.  Children’s activities, complimentary hot chocolate and cookies, and a Gift Shop filled with poinsettias and gift ideas are just a taste of what welcomes you indoors.

Take a delightful stroll from the Visitors Center down a luminary-lit path to our Learning Garden and vote your favorite uniquely decorated tree—but don’t stop there!—head over to the classically decorated Daweswood House adorned with white pine roping and elegant red bows. Take in the old fashioned beauty of this historical home warmly lit up for this rare nighttime viewing of the exterior.  Make sure you bring your camera as Flurry the Snowman welcomes you onto the porch for a photo.

A free event, bring your friends and family and join us on this magical night!  In the spirit of the season, we ask that you bring canned food or make a monetary donation to the Licking County Food Bank.