Get excited: It’s almost that time of year again! Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Aglow, the largest display of Christmas lights in Maine, is fast approaching. As the most exciting part of the Boothbay Festival of Lights, this event features thousands of twinkling lights strewn throughout the upper Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. It’s one of the best Maine gardens to visit, so don’t miss this unforgettable display! Below are the best things to know about this year’s big festival.
Visiting Boothbay Harbor, Maine, in winter is very special. The crisp weather is ideal for getting cozy in front of a fireplace and events like Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Aglow in Boothbay Harbor breathe life into the town. The best part? The summer crowds are gone, so you’ll feel like you have the town to yourself! Our free Boothbay Harbor Vacation Guide is a great resource for information on the best festivals, shows, and lodging options in the area. Request access to your copy today!
About the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Aglow in Boothbay Harbor
A Winter Wonderland the Whole Family Will Love
During most of the year, visitors can take advantage of the many things to do at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Between November 17 and December 31, however, the venue will transform into a winter wonderland for 2017’s Boothbay Botanical Gardens Aglow! In addition to Christmas lights as far as the eye can see, this event is known for its great selection of food and entertainment. Bring the entire family along and gather together at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens to enjoy the on-site s’mores pit, freshly popped popcorn, local art, and, of course, beautiful lights!
Searching for more than snacks? The Kitchen Garden Cafe normally closes early, but will stay open and serve special menu options. The sit-down cafe will be open to Gardens Aglow guests from 4 to 8 p.m. (last group seated at 7:15 p.m.). Food trucks will also be present for the duration of the event if your crew prefers casual dining.
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Aglow Tickets
Gardens Aglow tickets can be purchased online or at the door. This wintry event sells out quickly, so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance! Guests are also encouraged to have their digital tickets ready on their mobile devices before arriving. Bought tickets but want to go a different night? Good news: Tickets are transferable to any night of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Aglow! Adult tickets cost $12 each and child (ages 3-17) tickets cost $6 each. There are also special discounts for seniors, students, and families of 4+ people!
Come Back to Comfort at The Russell House Bed & Breakfast
Since Linekin Bay Resort closes for the season starting October 8, we recommend staying at our beautiful sister property, The Russell House Bed & Breakfast! This gorgeous bed & breakfast is the definition of chic comfort. Not only is this brand new bed & breakfast just five minutes away from the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, but some of their spacious guest rooms and the common rooms feature en-suite fireplaces perfect for warming guests after a chilly night out! Be sure to take advantage of The Russell House’s Gardens Aglow Package. You’ll receive 2 tickets for the festive event, lodging, and a free home-cooked breakfast each morning of your stay.