Every year Longwood Gardens transforms into a whimsical winter wonderland that will dazzle the entire family. A Longwood Christmas is an outdoor light display spectacular featuring both it’s expansive grounds and it’s world renowned conservatory; along with festive greenhouses, beer gardens, fountain gardens, and special exhibits.
We had the chance to visit this weekend and it was truly fantastic! Strolling through the illuminated trees and visiting the holiday-themed gardens was absolutely magical!
But A Longwood Christmas is so much more than just Christmas lights! We enjoyed listening to carolers, playing in the many treehouses, and warming up by little bonfires along the way.
Equally amazing is the conservatory. It is huge, with room after breathtaking room of poinsettias, lights, and reimagined trees amongst the 4,600 trees and plants that are full time residents.
We ended our night with a one-of-a-kind fountain light show. Pictures really can’t do a A Longwood Christmas justice. We would highly reccomend that our followers check it out while they can (it ends January 6th), or at the very least put it on the calendar for next year!
This is definitely the start of an annual tradition for us! This experience was absolutely worth the day trip from DC; my only regret is not arriving earlier. The grounds are huge, as is the conservatory, so by the end of the night we had to rush a little bit. You can literally spend an entire day at Longwood. Not only is there so much to see, there are restraunts ranging from casual to fancy, and you are able to leave and reenter throughout the day (just make sure you get your hand stamped).
Please note that advanced reservations for timed entry is required, and that this brilliant event tends to sell out in advance. You can purchase tickets here. Click here for more information and tips to make sure your visit goes smoothly. Lastly, if you are looking for a last minute gift, note that you can purchase annual memberships here, starting at $85.