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WPS Garden of Lights means bright lights and fun nights!

See returning favorites such as the caterpillar, butterfly house, and Lake of Lights, as well as surprising new sights.

Discover 37 botanically-themed light displays featuring more than 325,000 twinkling lights, indulge in a cookie or hot beverage, shop for gifts in the WPS Trellis Gift Shop, enjoy the Green Bay Area Model Railroaders Club display, send a letter to Santa, and snap a photo with him too.

Plan Your Visit with Dated & Timed Tickets

Event capacity is limited, so purchase your dated and timed entry tickets early and in advance to ensure your desired date is available.

Dates & Times

November 25-27

December 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 22-23, & 26-30

4:30–9 pm

Doors open at 4:30 pm. Last entry at 8:30 pm. Lights out at 9 pm.

Value Nights are typically Thursdays, Sundays, and days after Christmas. Peak Nights are typically Fridays and Saturdays and dates before Christmas. Limited Wagon Ride tickets are available every event night.

Deck the Garden with Dazzling Daisies

Be a part of the light show! Do you have a Glowing Daisy Necklace from last year? Missed your chance to get one?

Bring your necklace back to the Garden or purchase one this year! Experience your own personal light show along the illuminated pathways with these light-up daisies that dance in a variety of colors all night long.

$12 in advance with your online ticket purchase or $15 at the door.

Volunteer & Spread Holiday Cheer

Help out in parking, concessions, admissions, and more. 

Volunteer Perks:

For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@gbbg.org or 920.491.3691 ext. 131.

Know Before You Glow

FAQs

Event Details

What is WPS Garden of Lights?

It’s our annual nature-inspired holiday light show! Discover 37 botanically-themed light displays featuring more than 325,000 twinkling lights, indulge in a cookie or hot beverage, shop for gifts in the WPS Trellis Gift Shop, enjoy the Green Bay Area Model Railroaders Club display, send a letter to Santa, and snap a photo with him too.

 

F U N  F A C T S

What are the dates for WPS Garden of Lights?

Value Nights: Nov. 25, 26, 27, & Dec. 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 26, 27, 28, 29, & 30

 

Peak Nights: Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 22, & 23

 

Closed: November 24, December 24, 25, & 31

 

Family Night

Sunday, November 27

Children 12 and under get free walking admission with one paid adult walking reservation. All reservations, adult and children, will need to be made in advance due to limited capacity.

 

Kids will receive a free holiday craft kit and can drop off their letters to Santa. The Main Celebration Gourmet Dessert Parlor will be in the K.C. Stock Foundation Lobby selling delicious holiday treats including: jumbo cupcakes, cake pops, macarons, decorative cookies, and cocoa bombs.

 

Family Night discount cannot be combined with any other discounts. Wagon rides are not available with Family Night special pricing due to limited capacity.

What are the event hours?

4:30-9 pm

 

Entry times are every 30 minutes beginning at 4:30 pm with last entry at 8:30 pm. Lights out at 9 pm.

 

Wagon Tickets are first come, first served based on your entrance time. Last wagon ride entry time is at 7 pm. Last wagon ride leaves at 7:30 pm.

Do you have photos with Santa and other festive activities?

Photos with Santa

Select dates before Christmas

Fridays & Saturdays | 4:30–9 pm & Sundays | 4:30–8 pm

Thursday, December 22 | 4:30–8 pm

 

Get photos with Santa on select dates and times. Check our website before your visit for updates on availability. Pricing coming soon.

 

Letters to Santa

Every Night before Christmas | 4:30–9 pm

 

Bring your letters to Santa to place in his North Pole Mailbox.

 

Story Time with Mrs. Claus

Saturdays before Christmas & Family Night | 5–8 pm

 

Join Mrs. Claus for story time in the Cellcom Lounge (lower level of the Fischer Visitor Center), and make sure you grab a peppermint candy from her elves too!

 

Green Bay Area Model Railroaders Club

Every Event Night | 4:30–9 pm

 

Green Bay Area Model Railroaders Club are returning once again to WPS Garden of Lights! Check out their brand new display this year with stunning scenery and detailed model trains.

 

Natural Holiday Trees

Every Event Night | 4:30–9 pm

 

Check out our natural holiday trees featuring ornaments and decorations made from items found in the Garden!

Do you walk or drive through the show?

WPS Garden of Lights is a walk-through show. We encourage guests to dress accordingly with weather-appropriate footwear and clothing. Families who wish to walk the mulched path with small children will need an all-terrain type stroller or pull-along wagon. The walk-through light show is just under a mile (0.85). Limited Wagon Ride tickets are available each night.

What is the Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride?

Wagons seat 20 guests each and have limited availability each night. Guests will walk the upper areas of the light show and head down the hill to the horse-drawn wagon which goes through the lower level mulch portion of the light show. Ability to climb into the wagon is required for riding. If you require assistance, please bring someone in your party to assist you into the wagon.

 

Wagons are first come, first served when you arrive during your selected entrance time.

Tickets for the horse-drawn wagon ride must be purchased in advance. Walking tickets cannot be upgraded at the door.

How long does it take to see the lights?

As long as you like, but it’s typically 30-45 minutes to walk through the show. The walk is just under a mile (0.85). Horse-drawn wagon rides last about 10-15 minutes. Wagons are first come, first serve when you arrive during your entrance time. We recommend you get down to the wagon pick-up/drop-off area within 30 minutes of your entrance time and no later than 7 pm.

Can I volunteer for the event?

Volunteer and spread some holiday cheer during the light show! Help out in parking, concessions, admissions, and more.

 

V O L U N T E E R  S H I F T S

 

For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@gbbg.org or 920.491.3691 ext. 131.

Ticket Details

What are the ticket prices?

Value Nights: Adults: $12-$17; Child (3-12): $5-$10; 2 & under: Free

 

Peak Nights: Adults: $15-$20; Child (3-12): $8-$13; 2 & under: Free

 

$3-$5 service fee may apply per order.

Do Garden members get a discount?

Garden members get special pricing for the light show on Value Nights and will have the first opportunity to buy tickets online starting Monday, October 24 during the presale.

 

The number of discounted tickets ($5 Walking Tickets and $10 Wagon Tickets) current members receive on Value Nights only is based on the amount available with your membership level (i.e. individual membership = one discounted ticket).

 

Value Nights Only: Each member household also receives a coupon for up to 2 complimentary 12 oz. hot beverages (one beverage for Individual membership level) when they arrive.

 

Only Garden members are eligible for this discount. Additional service fees may apply. This offer cannot be combined with other offers.

 

Become a member today and enjoy special perks during the light show, get free daily admission all year long at the Garden (including the Bell Children’s Garden reopening Spring 2023), and more!

Do Garden members need to buy tickets?

Yes. Garden members must buy tickets to receive their discount. Tickets for members on Value Nights are $5 per Walking Ticket and $10 per Wagon Ticket based on their membership level.

If I become a member, am I eligible for the discount?

Yes, you can purchase a Garden membership online or by visiting our Guest Experience Team during normal business hours.

How do I get my member discount?
To receive your discount, you must visit our ticketing website and log-in in the upper right corner under “My Account” using the email address associated with your membership to ensure your account is linked. If you’re unsure which email address we have on file, please give us a call at 920.490.9457. Your discount will appear after tickets are added to the cart.
 
Note: If you created an account last year as a member, you can use the same email and password. If you are a new member or did not create an account last year, must create a new account. Select “Create Account” in the upper right corner.
What is the order service fee?

The per order convenience fee helps ensure the Garden’s commitment to efficient online ticketing and contributes directly to the Garden’s non-profit mission to connect people with plants.

Do I have to buy tickets in advance?

Event capacity is limited, so purchase your dated and timed entry tickets early and in advance to ensure your desired date is available. The Garden does not guarantee ticket availability at the door (day of) due to limited capacity.

The date I want is sold out. Can I buy tickets at the door, day of?

The Garden does not guarantee ticket availability at the door (day of) due to limited capacity. We strongly recommend you purchase your tickets online and in advance due to high demand.

Does my Daily Admission Complimentary Pass or Garden membership give me access to WPS Garden of Lights?

No. Daily Admission Complimentary Passes and Buy One Get One coupons are not accepted during this event.

 

Admission to WPS Garden of Lights is separate. It’s a special ticketed event with admission starting at 4:30 pm. If you visit the Garden during the day, regular Garden admission prices apply. If you have both regular admission and WPS Garden of Lights tickets, you must exit the garden by 4 pm and return to enter WPS Garden of Lights at your designated timed entry.

Should I arrive in advance of my ticketed time slot?

You have 30 minutes after your selected entry time to arrive at the Garden and check in. For example, a 5 pm entry time can enter the event between 5-5:30 pm. Each timed entry has a limited capacity and we expect this event to sell out. If you arrive before your scheduled time slot, please wait in your car until you head to the Fischer Visitor Center at your entry time.

If I’m delayed and miss my time slot, can I join a later time slot?

You have 30 minutes after your selected time to arrive. If you arrive late, we will try and accommodate you based on availability in the next time slot but admission is not guaranteed.

 

Please be aware that there is no entry after the 8:30 pm slot. Tickets will not be refunded if you are unable to make your scheduled date and timed entry.

If I book the wrong date or time, can I change my ticket(s)?

You can reschedule your tickets if it’s 72 hours or more before your scheduled date and time. You cannot reschedule within 72 hours before your scheduled date and time, and tickets will not be refunded if you are unable to make it.

 

The Family Night discount (children 12 and under are free) is only valid for Family Night. If you need to reschedule your Family Night tickets for a different date, regular admission applies. Rescheduling tickets to a different night may impact ticket costs due to Value and Peak Night pricing.

 

Contact our Guest Experience Team at 920.490.9457 or info@gbbg.org to reschedule your tickets. There will be a $5 service fee per order. This fee applies to Garden members and the general public.

What if I can’t use my ticket? Can I get a refund?

You can reschedule your tickets if it’s 72 hours or more before your scheduled date and time. Contact our Guest Experience Team at 920.490.9457 or info@gbbg.org to reschedule your tickets. There will be a $5 service fee per order. This fee applies to Garden members and the general public.

 

The Garden is unable to offer exchanges within 72 hours of your scheduled date and time, and tickets will not be refunded if you are unable to make it.

Do you offer discounted tickets?

Family Night

Sunday, November 27

 

Children 12 and under get free walking admission with one paid adult walking reservation. All reservations, adult and children, will need to be made in advance due to limited capacity. Wagon rides are not available with Family Night special pricing due to limited capacity.

 

Group Rates

Reduced-rate tickets are available for groups of 25 or more. Tickets must be purchased with our Events Team at least two weeks in advance. Contact our Events Team at 920.491.3691 ext. 113 or rentals@gbbg.org to buy your group tickets.

 

Garden Members

$5 Walking tickets and $10 Wagon Ride tickets on Value Nights

 

Discount is valid on all Value Nights based on your membership level. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Must be an active Garden member.

 

WPS Customer $1 Off per Ticket

Coupon available in your WPS bill. Discount cannot be combined with any other offers. Discount applied to each purchased ticket. Redeem online with code on coupon.

 

NWTC Students & Instructors

Only available through NWTC Student Involvement Office. Discount cannot be combined with any other offers.

Can I get tickets donated for a fundraising event or have my non-profit clients attend for free?

Applications for a Nonprofit Night are closed for 2022. With support from the Associated Bank N.A. Fund, a fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, and in fulfillment of our mission, we invite you to apply on behalf of your clients to attend WPS Garden of Lights at no cost.

Other Event Details

Where do I park?

Parking is free and available on-site on a first-come, first-served basis. Overflow parking is within walking distance.

 

Accessible parking is available inside the Garden’s main parking lot. Show your parking identification permit to event volunteers to enter the lot.

Which nights are less crowded?

Value nights are typically less crowded, and they usually do not sell-out. Saturdays and dates closer to the holidays historically sell out. We recommend buying your dated and timed tickets well in advance to ensure availability.

 

Remember, we are closed November 24, and December 24, 25, and 31.

Is the event accessible?

Wheelchair, Stroller, & Pull-Along Wagon Accessibility

 

The paths in the upper gardens are paved, shoveled, and salted and should be accessible to wheelchairs, walkers, strollers, and pull-along wagons. There are no motorized scooters or wheelchairs available at the Garden.

 

The lower mulched path is difficult to navigate and not recommended for wheelchairs or walkers. Families who wish to walk the mulched path with small children will need an all-terrain type stroller or pull-along wagon.

 

Accessible Golf Cart Tour

Available Any Event Night

 

Advance Reservations Required

 

Wheelchair and motorized scooter users and up to two other guests can receive a golf cart ride around the .4 miles of the lower gardens mulched pathways. Guests will need to purchase a Wagon Ride ticket in advance. The ticket also includes a half-mile Walking Tour of the paved pathways in the upper gardens after the golf cart ride.

 

To purchase your advance tickets and schedule a golf cart ride, contact our Events Team at events@gbbg.org or 920.491.3691 ext. 118 no later than 72 hours before you plan to visit.

 

Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

There are three large steps up into the horse-drawn wagon. Please bring someone to assist you in getting onto the wagon. A ride from the building to the horse-drawn wagons is available for those unable to walk down the paved path where the wagons begin. Ask for assistance at the ticketing counter night-of.

 

Accessible Parking

Parking is free and available on-site on a first-come, first-served basis. Accessible parking is available inside the Garden’s main parking lot. Show your identification permit to event volunteers to enter the lot.

Can I purchase food and drink on site?

A variety of individually packaged food and beverages are available in our Concessions Building at the WPS Foundation Plaza including: cookies, candy bars, chips, hot chocolate, apple cider, coffee, water, soda, beer, wine, and shots such as Peppermint Schnapps or Baileys to compliment a hot beverage. Please bring ID for the purchase of alcoholic beverages.

Can I bring food and drinks?

No. Only food and drinks purchased on-site are permitted.

Can I purchase souvenirs and do holiday shopping?

Yes. The WPS Trellis Gift Shop will be open every event night from 4:30-8:30 pm. Pick up a unique ornament, refresh your home with seasonal décor, or treat yourself (or a friend) to a new gardening tool. Stop in while you’re here for WPS Garden of Lights or visit us during the week – shop hours are the same as the Garden’s.

Can I bring my pet?

Service animals are welcome, but please leave pets and Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) at home. Let us know you have a service animal when you arrive so we can make our staff aware. View frequently asked questions about service animals and the ADA.

What happens if the weather is bad?

We think a little snow adds to the beauty of the event, but of course, if the weather presents a hazard, the Garden’s decision to cancel the event will be made at 2 pm on the day of the event. You will be notified via email of any cancelation and about the rescheduling process. Also, check our website and Facebook page for updates.

Are there restrooms along the light show?

There are restrooms in the Fischer Visitor Center and halfway through the light show at the Concessions Building featuring the WPS Foundation Plaza.

Can I take photos?

Yes! Please use hashtag #mygbgarden or tag our location to share your experience. While waiting for that perfect shot, please do not block pathways or the view of others.

 

No tripods allowed. Photographs and videos are not to be used for commercial purposes. No night commercial photography is allowed during WPS Garden of Lights.

Can I bring my drone?

Drones are not permitted.

I want to have a holiday party for my company, with friends, or with family. Do you have spaces to rent during the light show?

Yes. We have rooms available to rent for holiday get-togethers with family, friends, or your team.

If you’re looking for something more private for a corporate holiday party, book a private night with exclusive access to the event.

 

L E A R N  M O R E

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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Sustaining

Investor

Contributing

Non Profit Ticketing Sponsor

Associated Bank N.A. Fund, a fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation

In-Kind

Media Partner

Contact Us

For more information, contact our Guest Experience Team at 920.490.9457 or info@gbbg.org.

For day-of questions, contact our Guest Experience Team from 12-8 pm on event days at 920.490.9457 or info@gbbg.org.

For group tickets, room rentals, or a Private Light Night, contact our Sales Team at 920.491.3691 ext. 113 or rentals@gbbg.org.

Have a question at the event? You’ll find our event staff in yellow vests!