Missouri Botanical Gardens Garden Glow

All in all, it’s a very romantic, family-friendly date night for all ages to enjoy.

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I recently had the chance to visit the Gardens for the first time in 16 years, and I have to say, this is the best light show I have seen for a long time, with over one million lights in action. Now open for tours is the Tower Grove House, which was built in 1849 for the landowner and creator of the Gardens, Henry Shaw. The house is only open for special events, such as the Garden Glow.

The Glow features multiple photo opportunities for selfies or to have a picture taken, with games set up for the younger visitors throughout the Garden, as well as a lit-up, labyrinth-style maze for the kids to go through. If one desires to tour the whole park, the journey lasts about an hour and a half. Booths throughout the walk sell a variety of drinks, as well as a S’mores station by the Reflection Pond, which is brightly lit in six different colors. There are several different displays for your viewing pleasure, and the trail is set up to be quite easy to follow. All in all, it’s a very romantic, family-friendly date night for all ages to enjoy, and a beautiful way to spend a winter’s evening. | Leland Marshall, Jr.

The Garden Glow runs through January 1, 2017. Hours, ticketing, and pricing information are available on the Botanical Gardens website.

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