Celebrate Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens!

November 27, 2015 to January 3, 2016


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Celebrate the holiday season with festive events at Bok Tower Gardens, including the Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate, special carillon concerts, winter garden tours, poinsettia displays, and much more!

Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens has become one of Central Florida’s favorite holiday destinations. With glittering decorations at the 21st annual Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate and bright, colorful poinsettia displays lining the River of Stone – we’ve added a touch of Christmas to everything we do at the Gardens. Decorating workshops, special nighttime carillon concert with live choir, and much more!

We invite you to gather with your family and friends and escape from the hustle and bustle of the busy holiday season. With a host of festive events, there is something for everyone to enjoy this Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens!

Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens sponsored by:


Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens Events & Activities

Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate

November 27 – January 3  •  Open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Your Ticket Includes:

  • Admission to Bok Tower Gardens
  • Admission to the Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate
  • Poinsettia displays, carillon concerts, winter walking tours, and more!
  • $20 adults / $9 children (5-12) / $7 members
  • Tickets valid for one-time admission
    Nov. 27, 2015 through Jan. 3, 2016 except Dec. 25
    Click here for Christmas Day information

Now in its 21st year, the Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate is the highlight of our Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens season of holiday-themed events. The 20-room, Mediterranean-style mansion is decorated by volunteers and sponsored designers with this year’s design theme, “To Grandfather’s House We Go!”

Included in combo admission ticket: $20 adults / $9 children (5-12) / $7 members
Christmas combo ticket not valid Christmas Day. Click here for more details.

Find out what you should know before you go!

Winners of this season’s Holiday Home Tour ticket drawing!

$100 Gift Certificates

Linda N.
Gary T. of Lakeland
Lauren M.
Carol S.
Geoff B.

Tower Tours

Jean R. of Lake Wales
Irene H. of Apollo Beach

Grand Prize – Dinner for 8

Ed and Diana T. of Winter Haven

Thank you to all who participated in this great ticket-drawing fundraiser for the Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate.

Enter our Instagram Photo Contest! Submit your photo for a chance to win a $100 gift card to Bok Tower Gardens by uploading your favorite photos from our Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens celebration with #xmasatboktower. Winning photos will be selected Jan. 6, 2016. Winners will be notified via their Instagram account.

Sunset & Symphony Holiday Concert

Sunset & Symphony with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday, December 5  •  6 p.m.

Enjoy the sounds of the season with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the Singing Tower carillon as they perform together during one of Central Florida’s favorite outdoor concerts. Flaming torches will illuminate the Olmsted-designed pathways leading up to the 205-foot Singing Tower, housing one of the world’s great carillons and featuring Gardens’ carillonneur, Geert D’hollander. Families and friends are encouraged to prepare themed picnics and experience a magical evening as the sun sets atop Iron Mountain

Advance ticket prices: $20 adults / $18 members / $8 children (ages 5-12)
Event-day ticket prices: $25 adults / $25 members / $10 children (ages 5-12)
prices change at midnight before the event

Sunset & Symphony sponsored by:

Dr. & Mrs. Eusebio G. Salud, Salud & Associates, Minutolo Family

Christmas Carillon Concerts

November 27 to January 3

Immerse yourself in the sounds of the season as Carillonneur Geert D’hollander performs Christmas music from around the world during 30-minute live concerts at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday on the 60-bell Singing Tower carillon, while Carillon Fellow Margaret Pan performs at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. every Monday through Wednesday.

Included with general Gardens admission.

Celebration of Holiday Blooms

November 27 to January 3

Christmas 2015 bromeliad tree_Andy Nichols_WUSFCelebrate the season and enjoy our time-honored poinsettia, amaryllis, and bromeliad displays. Holiday blooms abound in the River of Stone with hand-made poinsettia bouquets and ornaments, while peaceful arrangements adorn oak trees outside Pinewood Estate.

Visitors will also enjoy our 15-foot-tall Christmas tree created with nearly 350 bromeliads located just outside the Holiday Home Tour. A great holiday photo location!

Included with general Gardens admission.

Winter Walking Tours

November 27 to January 3  •  Mondays–Saturdays 12 noon and 2 p.m. / Sundays 2 p.m.

Volunteers lead visitors on an hour-long winter walking tour, sharing information about the flora and fauna and guiding visitors through the Gardens from the Visitor Center to the Singing Tower.

Included with general Gardens admission.

1930s HoliDAYS

December 1, 8, 15, 22  •  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Be sure to see the vintage Model A’s outside Pinewood Estate, meet historical characters from the 1930s, and catch a few surprise personalities from the past. Tuesdays throughout December.

Included with general Gardens admission.

Holiday Happy Hour

Holiday Happy Hour

Thursday, December 10  •  6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Join your friends for an early evening tour of Pinewood Estate and toast the season with a complimentary drink, light fare and holiday tunes.

$15 per person; ages 21 and over. Call 863.734.1222 for more information.

Holiday Home Workshop

Saturday, December 12  •  1 – 4 p.m.

Local artist Catherine Price leads a workshop designing beautiful holiday décor using palm fronds to create “boondoggles.”

$15/person. Supplies included. Reservations are required. Call 863.734.1222 for more information.

Carillon & Chorale Concert plus Holiday Home Tour Open Late

Sunday, December 20  •  7:30 p.m.

Enjoy an hour-long carillon concert with a live choir under the evening stars. Before or after the concert, visit Pinewood Estate for a special nighttime tour complete with hot chocolate and cookies. It’s a unique opportunity to visit the Gardens after normal operating hours. Enjoy a light dinner at the Blue Palmetto Café before the concert for an additional fee. Last entry to Pinewood Estate is at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets available at the entrance gate on day of event. Concert Only: $5/person; free for members. Concert & Home Tour: $13/person; $7 for members.

Christmas Day at Bok Tower Gardens

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Friday, December 25

Christmas Day at Bok Tower Gardens is always a memorable experience for everyone in attendance.

We will once again offer complimentary Holiday Home Tours of Pinewood Estate for the first 1,000 visitors**, and Gardens carillonneur Geert D’hollander will perform live Christmas concerts on the Singing Tower carillon at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.


**Due to an annual overwhelming response to our complimentary Holiday Home Tour offer on Christmas Day, we are limiting free tours to the first 1,000 guests in recognition of Pinewood Estate’s capacity and to preserve the tour experience for ticket holders.

Beginning at 8 a.m. on December 25, our entrance gate will distribute 1,000 time-specific tickets for the Holiday Home Tour. Tickets, distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, will allow entry to Pinewood Estate during one of five hourly windows: 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 p.m. Regular Gardens admission rates still apply. Regular Christmas Combo Tickets and Travel Zoo combo admission vouchers are not valid on Christmas Day.

Café, gift shop and Holiday Home Tour hours are from noon to 5 p.m.; Gardens operating hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with last admission at 5 p.m.