The Arboretum by Candlelight

Over 38,000 guests enjoyed the Arboretum by candlelight in 2017! We thank all who made the Luminary Walk part of their holiday this year.

Thousands of candles illuminated over a mile of pathways through woods and gardens, while holiday lights brightened the trees, buildings and bridges. This was the 18th year for what has become the traditional kick-off of the holiday season for many families. Kids loved the Gnome and Fairy Villages, colorful Children’s Garden and visiting with Santa. Grown-ups appreciated the quiet walk through the winter woods. And everyone enjoyed the beautiful music throughout the gardens and hot Louisburg cider around the campfire, followed by a horse-drawn wagon ride.

Ticket Prices

$10.00 at the gate and online each night
Age 5 and under free
$9.00 in advance - Save -$1.00 on each ticket
$8.00 - FOTA members with promo code in advance online only.

Ticket Locations

Purchase Holiday Luminary Walk tickets in advance:

Online 24 hours a day.
On-site at the Arboretum entry kiosk from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
At Westlake Ace Hardware stores
At Hen House stores

All proceeds benefit the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. There will be no refunds given. For more details, go to Ticket Information.

Presenting Sponsors

Big Tent Sponsors

Illuminating Sponsors


Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

8909 W. 179th St. Overland Park KS 66013

Friday and Saturday, November 24 and 25, 2017

Friday and Saturday, December 1 and 2, 2017

Friday and Saturday, December 8 and 9, 2017

5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Last entry at 8:00.

Thank you, Sponsors