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Winter Solstice Celebration & Tree Lighting Ceremony at Queens Botanical Garden

Sunday, December 8, 2013

12:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.

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Get into the holiday spirit with an afternoon of family fun, including a winter Garden tour, botanical crafts (additional fee), and live musical performances, as well as our Holiday Marketplace. Plus, join us for our Tree Lighting Ceremony at 4:30pm!


Noon to 5 p.m.: Refreshments and treats for purchase from La Bella Torte

12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Photos with Santa (fee applies; must be on line by 4pm)

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Tour the Garden in winter

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Botanical craft activities (additional fee; while supplies last)

3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Concert by the Rough Dozen, an acappella group performing seasonal songs

4:30 p.m. to 5p.m.: Tree-lighting ceremony and sing-along

Parking Garden open (fees apply).  Garden admission is free November 1–March 31.


Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street
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Queens Botanical Garden

Contact Number

(718) 886-3800

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