Event Information

Answers to your questions about Luminary Walk

Learn More about the 21st Annual Holiday Luminary Walk presented by FNBO, Westlake Ace Hardware, and Sarin Energy Solutions.

To ensure an enjoyable experience for all, the Luminary Walk is a capacity-controlled event. Tickets are date and time-specific and must be purchased in advance. You must present a printed QR code, or have it on your phone, and be prepared to show it or a parking pass (which will also be sent to you) in order to enter the parking lots.



(All attractions are included in your ticket price)


Candlelit pathways with live music floating through the woods

Lighted pathways through the gardens

The Children’s Garden alive with vibrant colors

Live musical entertainment in 4 locations throughout the gardens

Horse-drawn wagon rides 5:00 – 9:00

Gnome and Fairy Houses along the Mystical Loop

Family selfie photo-op spots for great holiday pictures

Lighted displays



How Much Time Does the Walk Require?

The entire Luminary Walk is about 1 ½ mile long through the woods and gardens, although there are a few options to make it shorter. Some people enjoy it at a brisk pace, others stop at each display, enjoy the quiet spots, warm up at one of the many fire pits, and enjoy the performances of various entertainers.  If you rush, you’ll miss a lot, so at a comfortable pace, and allowing time to enjoy it all, we recommend giving yourself between 1 hour and 90 minutes for the Walk.

Preparing for the Weather

The entire walk is outdoors, through the woods and the gardens.  Dress appropriately for the temperature and for walking, keeping in mind that it gets much colder when the sun goes down.  A hat and gloves are highly recommended.  This year, a mask will be required to enter the Luminary Walk.

Inclement Weather Cancellation: Tickets are nonrefundable. In the event of a cancellation due to rain, we will exchange those tickets for any other date that has availability. Please review our Weather Cancellation Policy for more details. 


Your electronic ticket will include a link to print out a parking pass before you come. This will allow you into the parking lot.

The Luminary Walk is a popular event, so plan for extra time to park and walk to the entrance. If you need handicap parking, simply let the parking attendants see your parking placard.  We encourage carpooling!  If you are meeting up with others, we recommend you plan to meet somewhere else and carpool from there. It is much easier to find each other in off-site locations.


Please leave your pets at home.  Even on normal days at the Arboretum, dogs are not allowed on the paths that the Luminary Walk will follow, so we ask that you do not bring them for this event.


We will NOT be able to offer concessions options in the visitor center this year, due to it being closed to guests. Restrooms will be open.

During the Candlelight Stroll on Thursday, Dec. 3rd, a selection of wines and a hot adult beverage to enhance your Date Night outing will be available for purchase.