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Holiday Blooms

November 18, 2023 @ 10:00 am - January 7, 2024 @ 4:00 pm

Holiday Blooms 2023

Holiday Blooms will be held from November 18th to January 7th at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Surround yourself with the wonder of the season as the gardens come alive with vibrant colors and imaginative decor, creating a magical experience for all.


About Holiday Blooms

Get ready for a festive treat at the 13-acre property on East Broad Street in Columbus! Holiday Blooms is set to captivate visitors from November 18th to January 7th, turning the place into a winter wonderland. Imagine this: Victorian and modern-style decorations adorning the landscape, creating a magical atmosphere during both daylight and nighttime.

As you explore, you’ll come across vignettes featuring hundreds of unique poinsettias and a show-stopping 10-foot poinsettia tree that’s sure to steal the spotlight. The Grand Mallway and Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden boast winter-themed container gardens, adding an extra touch of charm to your journey toward the Paul Busse Garden Railway.

Make sure not to miss the train show at the Paul Busse Garden Railway. Picture tiny trains winding their way through gardens, over your head, and across waterfalls, creating a unique experience that becomes even more magical as the twilight sets in.

But the holiday magic doesn’t stop outdoors! Step inside the Franklin Park Conservatory to discover a Christmas charm that permeates every corner. The halls are decked with festive cheer, and the Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse takes center stage with a trio of towering trees— one reaching 10 feet and the others standing proudly at 8 feet. Holiday Blooms inside the showhouse showcases festive horticulture featuring poinsettias, evergreens, and decorations.



Musical Upcoming Performances:

Enjoy live musical performances in the Conservatory on select dates at 2 pm. Please note that the schedule is subject to change, and we appreciate your understanding.

  • Sunday, November 19 at 2 pm: Vaud Villities, VOCALities
  • Saturday, November 25 at 2 pm: Flutasia
  • Sunday, November 26 at 2 pm: Columbus Cello Choir
  • Saturday, December 2 at 2 pm: Columbus Children’s Choir
  • Sunday, December 3 at 2 pm: Grace Notes
  • Saturday, December 9 at 2 pm: Blue Kids On The Block
  • Sunday, December 10 at 2 pm: Above the Noise
  • Saturday, December 16 at 2 pm: The Columbus Chorus
  • Sunday, December 17 at 2 pm: Ladies of Longford
  • Saturday, December 23 at 2 pm: Columbus Rings: Ring Out!

Family Fun Programming:

Explore a range of family-friendly activities throughout the holiday season with their Family Fun Programming. Check their calendar for a complete list of events, all included with admission unless otherwise noted. Some activities may require pre-registration.

  • Create a Gingerbread House
    Nov 24 | $10 per house kit
  • Breakfast with Santa
    Dec 2 – Dec 3, Dec 9 – Dec 10 | $22 per adult (13+)
    $16 per child (3-12)
    Free for children under 3
  • Frozen Sisters Ice Skate Performance and Meet & Greet!
    Dec 9 | Included in Admission
  • Meet & Greet With Santa And His Live Reindeer
    Dec 16 – Dec 17 | Special Engagement Ticket Required
  • Celebrate Kwanzaa (Morning and Afternoon)
    Dec 26 | Included in Admission
  • Realm of the Reptile (Morning and Afternoon)
    Dec 27 | Included in Admission
  • Erica Carlson: The “Super-Duper” Magic Show ft. Sedgewick the live Hedgehog (Morning and Afternoon)
    Dec 28 | Included in Admission
  • Wonderful World of Bubbles (Morning and Afternoon)
    Dec 29 | Included in Admission
  • Comedy Juggler Matt Jergens (Morning and Afternoon)
    Dec 30 | Included in Admission
  • Noon Year’s Eve
    Dec 31 | Included in Admission


Other Offerings:

  • Holiday Glass Ornament & Gift Sale
    December 1-3 | 10am-4pm | Free to Shop Sale
    Explore a selection of hand-crafted glass ornaments and holiday-themed items, all made in the Conservatory’s Hot Shop or by talented local artists. It’s your chance to find beautiful, one-of-a-kind treasures for this season.
  • 17th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza
    Prepare for the thrill of baking and decorating in the Conservatory’s 17th Annual Gingerbread Competition. This year’s theme is “TOYLAND.” Drop off your entries on November 25-27, either from 10 am to 4 pm or 5 pm to 9 pm.


Ticket & Admission

Holiday Blooms, a daylight experience, will be open from 10 am – 4 pm and during Conservatory Aglow. Holiday Blooms is free with basic entry and will be on exhibit until January 7, 2024.

Adult (13 and up) – $23.00
Senior (60+) – $19.00
Child (3-12yrs) – $15.50
Child under 3 – $0.00

To buy tickets, go to the Franklin Park Conservatory’s website.

Location and Parking Information:

📍 Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
1777 E. Broad Street Columbus, OH 43203

  • Free parking in lots A & B (east of the main Conservatory) and Wells Barn lot. Additional parking at Adventure Center, Conservatory Drive, and Broad Street.
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    Columbus, OH 43203 United States
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