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One Life to Live Recap for Thursday, December 2, 2004

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There are many places to see Christmas lights in St. Louis during the holiday season, and now you can add the Missouri Botanical Garden to that list. Garden Glow is the area's newest holiday light display featuring colorful lights decorating the Garden's most popular attractions.

When and Where:

The Garden Glow display is open Wednesday through Sunday evenings from November 22 to December 18, 2014, and nightly from December 19, 2014, to January 3, 2015.

  Hours are from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Garden Glow is open on Thanksgiving, but closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

Admission from November 22 to December 18 is $16 for adults, $12 for Garden members, $10 for children ages three to 12, and $6 for children of Garden members. After December 18, admission prices increase to $18 for adults and $14 for Garden members. The prices for children remain the same.

What You'll See:

The Garden will come to life with hundreds of thousands of twinkling holiday lights covering the Climatron, Kaeser Memorial Maze and other popular exhibits. Walk through the display, then head over to Tower Grove House for a look at a Victorian Candlelight Christmas. There will be live music, food, shopping and outdoor fire pits to help keep the cold away.

More Christmas at the Garden:

Garden Glow isn't the only way to enjoy Christmas at the Missouri Botanical Garden. There's also the Gardenland Express Holiday Train Show. Miniature trains make their way through beautiful holiday scenes.

Gardenland Express is open daily during the holiday season from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 until December 18 and $7 after The train show is also open in the evenings during Garden Glow.

Visitors can also see Garden founder Henry Shaw's house decked out for the holidays during the Garden's daytime hours. Tower Grove House is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is also storytelling for children at the house on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11 a.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m. Tours of Tower Grove House are included with the price of Garden admission.

For those who want to take home a bit of Garden beauty with them, there's the Holiday Wreath Auction. Local floral designers create dozens of holiday wreaths for display at the Ridgway Center. Visitors can bid on the wreaths through a silent auction during the holiday season. Money raised goes to the Garden and its outreach programs.

Other Holiday Events:

The Missouri Botanical Garden is worth visiting during the holiday season, and so are many other St. Louis area attractions. The St. Louis Zoo, Magic House, Fox Theatre and many others host special events during the holidays. For more information check out this Guide to the Holidays in St. Louis.
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