Open Select Evenings November 24-December 30, 2023


Outdoor Holiday Fun For All Ages!

The event caters to families, couples, and groups for an unforgettable outdoor holiday experience and features themed evenings, a central location, free parking, timed entry, and outdoor fun.

This unique and expansive holiday exhibition is a delight for all ages to experience the magic of the season. Perfect for a date night or a family outing, attendees can enjoy signature cocktails and other libations, including hot chocolate and apple cider, while exploring. Guests can savor the warmth of a fire table while basking in the glow of trees alight in the Under the Stars Outdoor Lounge, then journey into Snowy Nights in My Big Backyard to twirl beneath falling snow and explore the majesty of Playhouse Lane after dark. Stop by Merry Memories to snap Insta-worthy holiday themed selfies at multiple photo-ops, and Yuletide Yard to delight in sips & snacks and play light-up games. And don’t miss Santa’s sleigh in Northern Lights. Holiday Wonders at the Garden is a can’t miss holiday experience designed to bring holiday cheer!

In 2023, several enhancements have been introduced, including a new area filled with festive photo-ops, increased character engagements, a revised pricing model, and a food truck(s) on-site on weekend nights.

The 24-night run includes everyone’s favorite nights, including the dog-friendly Paw-liday Wonders evenings and Santa Sundays with the big guy himself, plus fun & festive theme nights:

Kick off your holiday season at the opening night of Holiday Wonders at the Garden! Santa will be offering season’s greetings from his sleigh in Northern Lights.

May your holidays be furry and bright! Explore Holiday Wonders at the Garden with your favorite fur baby during one of our special pet-friendly nights.

Santa will be offering season’s greetings from his sleigh in Northern Lights, an area with a magical glow and festive cheer. Stop by and make sure you’re on the nice list!

Wear your best tiara or crown and come twirl under the Magic Snowfall while meeting Elsa and Anna!

Enjoy all the wonder and merriment of this magical season with your special someone! You can learn about mistletoe, sip specialty cocktails, and more during this special adults-only evening. 21+ only.

December 15 is National Ugly Sweater Day! Wear your ugliest holiday sweater for this fun & festive Friday night

Join us in your best jammies for a fun and festive evening among the lights. Plus we’ll have an extra special holiday storytime at 6 and 7 pm.


  • Click on the desired date below to purchase tickets & select your entry time. 
  • Entry times will sell out. Once inside the Garden, you can stay until closing.
  • Need ticketing assistance? Reach out to our Box Office at

All of our light displays are viewable from our main accessible pathways and are within a 1/4 mile of our Visitors Center.

Please note some activity areas are on potentially soft grass & muddy areas.

We have a few push-chair wheelchairs that are available to guests. They are first-come, first-serve, and are free of charge. Simply ask admission staff if one is available for use.

Pets are only allowed for our special Paw-liday Wonders evenings on December 1 & 28.

A bar serving alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages is available inside the Visitors Center.

Snack-type items as well as both alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages are available at our concessions stand in Yuletide Yard.

Beverage Selections Include:

  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Specialty Cocktails
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Hot Apple Cider

Both cash & credit cards are accepted at both the bar & concessions stand.

Food Trucks:

Good Groceries Mobile Diner will be on-site November 24-25, December 1-3, 8-10, 14-17, 22-23, and 29-30.

Big River Dogs will be on-site November 25, December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23, and 30.

Groups over 20 can receive $2 off per person. Please contact William Henry, Box Office Manager, for group ticket sales at least 1 week prior to your desired date at or 901-636-4107.

Parking and entry for Holiday Wonders at the Garden is through our Visitors Center. As needed we will open our overflow parking lot with shuttle service. Parking is free.

Present your digital or printed ticket(s) for entry during your selected entry time. Please note that due to capacity limitations, we may not be able to accommodate entry outside of your selected time.

Last entry is 7:30 pm. Once inside the Garden, you can stay until closing at 8:30 pm.

Guests are welcome to take photographs and videos of the exhibit for personal use during their visit.

Holiday Wonders at the Garden tickets are on sale now.


Weeknights (Mondays-Thursdays):

  • Advance Tickets: $12 MBG Members*/$15 Non-Members
  • Same-Day Tickets $17
  • Free for children under 2.

Weekends (Fridays-Sundays):

  • Advance Tickets: $15 MBG Members*/$17 Non-Members
  • Same-Day Tickets $20
  • Free for children under 2.

*Limit six per membership

Tickets are sold by date and entry time. Entry times will sell out. Once inside the Garden, you can stay until closing.

Are you an MBG Member and want to access your discount? Click here to learn how to access Member pricing.

For additional assistance with ticketing, please contact William Henry, Box Office Manager, at or 901-636-4107.

Ticket Transfers and Time Changes must be done through the SimpleTix Attendee App:
1) Log into SimpleTix Attendee App
2) Choose the Upcoming Event you wish to change.
3) Scroll to the bottom, and you will see options to Transfer This Ticket or to Change Time
4) Choose the Date and Time from available Options.
5) Click “Change Event Time Now”

For additional assistance with ticketing, please contact William Henry, Box Office Manager, at or 901-636-4107.

Santa Claus is only at the Garden on select evenings. This year he will be on-site on November 24, December 3, 10, & 17. Attendees are welcome to take pictures with Santa during their visit on these evenings.

Strollers & wagons are welcome! 

Holiday Wonders at the Garden is an outdoor experience. In the event of inclement weather, we will make any necessary decisions about canceling the event on the day of. Check our social media on the day of your visit for any updates. In the event of a weather cancellation, your tickets will be automatically refunded.


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