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VERO BEACH, Fla. – November 20, 2023 –Brighten up your holidays during McKee Botanical Garden’s Annual Festival of Lights. The event is open for McKee Members Only on Wednesday, December 13 and Thursday, December 14 from 6 to 8 pm. (Only McKee Members are allowed to attend on these two nights, no guests). The event is open to the public and McKee members on Friday, December 15 through Sunday, December 17, and Tuesday, December 19 through Friday, December 22, and Thursday, December 28 through Saturday, December 30 from 6 to 8 pm nightly. The last admission is at 7:30 pm on each of these nights.

The Garden’s majestic palms, exotic plants, trees, waterfalls, tranquil streams, and historic structures like the Hall of Giants and Spanish Kitchen will be illuminated with thousands of professionally installed LED lights, festive holiday decorations and lighted displays.  Enjoy entertainment provided by local school and church groups and other vocalists.

The forecast is calling for intermittent snow flurries. Be sure to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy outdoor classic holiday movies and tasty treats from the Garden Café.  Back by popular demand, the 1924 Wurlitzer Band Organ will be on display December 19 through December 22. The large-scale model train display will be showcasing new features and will be on display from December 19 through December 22, and December 28 through December 30.

Note:  Off-site parking and shuttle buses are located at 146 Vista Royale Blvd. (less than a mile south of McKee Botanical Garden).

The Garden will close at 5:00 pm and will reopen at 6:00 pm for these special events. Garden admission for the holiday events is a separate admission than during regular business hours.

Admission:  $15 Adults, $13 Seniors (65+)/Youth (13-17), $10 Children (2-12). McKee members and children under 2 free.

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About McKee Botanical Garden

McKee Botanical Garden is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture and enhance a historic garden in a unique tropical setting for the education, enjoyment, and enrichment of all. McKee Botanical Garden is located at 350 US Highway 1 in Vero Beach.

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