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Holidays at Bok Tower Gardens returns Nov. 29

by Brittani Tuttle

A winter tradition returns with Holidays at Bok Tower Gardens, starting Nov. 29 and running through Jan. 5, 2020.

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Guests can enjoy the 25th anniversary Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate; poinsettia, bromeliad and amaryllis displays; live music on the Singing Tower carillon; winter walking tours; and a variety of other seasonal programs. The Sunset & Symphony Holiday Concert will also make a return on Dec. 7, featuring the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

The festive carillon concerts will take place at 1 and 3 p.m. Combo admission to the Gardens and the Pinewood Estate Holiday Home Tour are $25 for adults and $12 for children ages 5-12.

Check out the full schedule of holiday events at Bok Tower Gardens below:

Holidays at Bok Tower Gardens Walking Tours

Nov. 29 – Jan. 5; Monday – Saturday: 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.; Sunday: 2 p.m.

Walking tours of the Gardens start at the Visitor Center, and are included with general admission or membership.


Holidays at Hammock Hollow “Discover Florida Cranberry”

Nov. 23; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Learn more about the Roselle plant, also known as Florida Cranberry, with a Roselle tea tasting and a tie-dye art activity. This experience is included in general admission and free for members.


Holidays at Hammock Hollow “Holiday Birding Traditions”

Nov. 30 and Dec. 7; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Part of many international traditions; discover how to include feathered friends and make a bird feeder ornament. This event is included in general admission and free for members.


Succulent Holiday Wreath Workshop

Dec. 7; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Create your own succulent wreath for the holidays. All supplies are included. This event is $50 for members and $65 for non-members.


Sunset & Symphony Holiday Music Concert

Dec. 7

Enjoy a pre-show performance by Steamin Quartet from 4-5:30 p.m. and a concert by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra at 6 p.m. Advance tickets are $30 for members and $35 for non-members, and $10 for children. On the day of the concert, the price increases to $45.


Holidays at Hammock Hollow “Holly-Day Plants”

Dec. 14 and 21; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Families will learn about plants used around the world to make the holidays more festive. You can even learn how to draw a poinsettia. This event is included in general admission and free for members.


Unique Holiday Centerpiece

Dec. 14; 1-3 p.m.

Create a unique holiday table piece using fruit, succulents and orchid blooms with assorted foliage. This event is $60 for members and $75 for non-members.


Cork vs. Craft Dinner: Holiday Rematch

Dec. 14; 6-8 p.m.

Enjoy a dinner of four courses each paired with a beer and a wine designed to explore the advantages of each pairing and reveal why these combinations are popular.This dinner is $55 for non-members and $65 for non-members.


Carillon & Chorale Holiday Concert

Dec. 15; 4 p.m.

Enjoy a holiday concert that combines the talents of chorale members from Harrison School for the Arts with the Singing Tower carillon. This concert is included with general admission or membership.


Holidays at Hammock Hollow “New Year Traditions from the Netherlands”

Dec. 28; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Take the “plunge” with a wintery run through the River Walk and discover Dutch traditions with cookies and crafts. This activity is included in general admission and is free for members.


You can purchase tickets for events over the phone at (863) 712-1222 (Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) or online at BokTowerGardens.org.

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