Merry & Bright

November 19, 2016–January 1, 2017, 10am–5pm
Open until 9pm on November 23, 25, 26, 30 and December 7, 14–23, 26–31

Stroll through horticulture-infused holiday displays, including 1,900 poinsettias and 3,800 seasonal plantings. Holiday lights decorate each of the Conservatory’s indoor plant collections and outdoor courtyards. Enjoy time-honored traditions like a 15-ft. poinsettia tree and Paul Busse Model Garden Railway. New this year, an 8 ft. tree frame covered entirely in glass ornaments will grace the North Courtyard. All 700 glass bulbs were made exclusively in the Hot Shop, showcasing the countless artistic styles of glass blowers who create work at the Conservatory.
In the Cardinal Health Gallery
The gallery features two interactive, light-based works—Six-Forty by Four-Eighty by Marcelo Coelho and Pixel by Jamie Zigelbaum—that encourage guests to control and manipulate the digital displays with body movements and touch.
Gingerbread Competition
On display November 29, 2016–January 1, 2017
View charming and creative gingerbread houses built by children and adults. This year CELEBRATE COLUMBUS! Envision your favorite local landmarks through embellished delectable designs. Gingerbread houses highlight our city and all it has to offer. Share your favorite gingerbread creations with #FPCGingerbread.

Extended Evening Hours
November 23, 25, 26, 30, and December 7, 14–23, 26–31
The Conservatory is open until 9pm on select evenings for visitors to enjoy light displays at night as well as festive live entertainment. A cash bar will be available on the following evening: December 7, 14, 21 and 31.
Family Activities
A plethora of family activities and entertainment are slated for the holiday season, including crafts and live performances every weekend in November and December.