Holiday Luminaria at the Nature Center

Fri Dec 9, 2022
Various times
All ages
Members: $13.60, Non-members: $16

Take a break from the bustle of the season and experience the wonder of a luminaria-lined walk in the woods. Wind through the Nature Center forest trails lit by the soft glow of more than 500 luminaria, then warm up by a festive fire with a hot apple cider or hot chocolate at the trailside Winter Cafe.

Snacks and adult holiday libations (including spiked peppermint hot chocolate and hot cider with spiced rum) sold separately.

Luminaria welcomes both children and adults to celebrate the season, with young families tending to book the early evening before 6 pm and couples or groups of adults in the post 6 pm time slots. Gather with family or friends and start a new holiday tradition, bring your office for a holiday outing or book a delightful winter date night to enjoy the season. Groups are welcome. A representative can assist with booking group tickets together to ensure space in your desired time slot is available. 

Each of the three evenings includes a featured guest. Ticket price includes hot cider and hot cocoa at the Winter Cafe; adult holiday libation tickets sold separately. Advance ticket purchase is required. Event is at DPNC, please bring your own flashlight.

FRIDAY, DEC. 9
Featured guests: DPNC Animal Ambassadors
Some of the resident DPNC animals will join the festivities at the trailside Winter Cafe at Friday evening’s event. Meet owls and other animals of the forest and learn interesting animal facts while enjoying your post-stroll hot beverages.

SATURDAY, DEC 10
Featured guest: Woodland Santa
Before or after your walk in the woods, your little ones are invited to a magical holiday experience full of wonder: a visit with Woodland Santa! Meet Woodland Santa and his elf inside by the fireplace while you capture a holiday photo.

Note: Woodland Santa is available for visitors to the Saturday 5, 5:30 & 6 pm time slots only, then he heads back to his workshop! Nature Center luminaria, Winter Cafe and outdoor fire are open for all time slots.

SUNDAY, DEC 11
Featured guests: Holiday choral singers
After your walk through the glowing luminaria in the winter forest, settle into the trailside Winter Cafe as the fire roars and the sounds of holiday carols fill the air. 

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