Peace on Earth is a holiday celebration that connects us to nature, our families, and the world. The winter season is a time to rejoice and reflect on how we can make the world a bit better for the coming year. Experience a season of peace, joy, hope, happiness, and goodwill to all.

Enjoy Holidays at Bok Tower Gardens November 27 through January 3

Peace on Earth: The Legacy of Edward Bok

Edward Bok was a man of action: he built a garden sanctuary; he offered The American Peace Award, and he inspired many through his writings and acts of kindness. Learn more about his legacy of peace with this outdoor exhibit located around the Oval Lawn.

Critter Christmas at Pinewood Estate

Tucker and Tilly, the Pinewood Estate squirrels, have invited their forest friends to bring the spirit of the holidays outdoors.Fun for the entire family, Tucker & Tilly will be hiding in the estate’s gardens. Pick up your Critter Christmas Guide and find each of these forest friends. Complete the hunt and present your guide for a treat at The Shop at Bok.

ALL HOLIDAYS AT BOK TOWER GARDENS ACTIVITIES REQUIRE ADVANCE REGISTRATION AT BOKTOWERGARDENS.ORG. PHYSICAL DISTANCING WILL BE REQUIRED AND PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK AT ALL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.

In-Person Events

Nature Adventurers: Creating an at Home Nature Museum
Saturday, December 5 | 10-11 AM | Free for members, $15 per family for non-members
Found objects of nature can be a powerful teaching aid and build a connection for children to the natural world. Families will learn how to create an environmentally friendly space to bring nature to their home.
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Ring the Holidays Concert featuring the Silver Bells Big Band
Saturday, December 5 | 6-9 PM |$20 for members, $25 non-members
Ring in the holidays with an evening jazz concert with the 10-member Silver Bells Big Band and Geert D’hollander. The concert begins with jazz and ends with a special holiday carillon concert. Ticket includes admission to the Gardens. The Shop at Bok and Blue Palmetto Café close at 6 PM. The Visitor Center is open until 9 PM.
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Peace on Earth Carillon Concert
Sunday, December 6 | 3 PM | Free for members, included in general admission
Enjoy a concert celebrating the Nativity Story and the sacred hymns of Christmas.

Hanukkah Carillon Concert
Friday, December 11 | 3 PM |Free for members, included in general admission
Join Geert D’hollander for a concert celebrating the Festival of Lights.

Uncorked Concert
Saturday, December 12 | 2-3:30 PM | $20 for members, $35 non-members
Enjoy a special wine flight while enjoying a musical journey through sips and songs with Geert D’hollander.
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Peace on Earth Carillon Concert
Sunday, December 13 |3 PM |Free for members, Included in general admission
Enjoy a concert celebrating the Nativity Story and the sacred hymns of Christmas.

Gourmet Holiday Feast with Chef Matthew Fulwood and Chef Lucy Cortes-Castaneda
Wednesday, December 16 | 6:30 PM | $175 members/ $200 non-members
Join us in the beautiful Outdoor Kitchen for a gourmet holiday dining experience as the Brass door welcomes the Red Door. Bok Tower Gardens’ Chef Matt Fulwood and Red Door’s Chef Lucy Cortes-Castaneda are teaming up for five courses gourmet garden-to-table dinner with fresh locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy each course with wines personally selected by Red Door Owner and Sommelier Richard DeAngelis.
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Fresh from the HEART Garden
Saturday, December 19 |10 AM – 12 PM |$12 members, $25 non-members
Join Josh and Emily Jamison, the kitchen and garden managers of HEART village, as they cook up and talk about their favorite foods growing on their central Florida farm.  Learn about the plants they rely on to feed themselves and their students.
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Uncasked Concert
Saturday, December 19 | 2-3:30 PM | $20 for members, $35 non-members
Enjoy a special flight of craft beers from Grove Roots Brewery while enjoying a musical journey through sips and songs with Geert D’hollander.
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Peace on Earth Carillon Concert
Sunday, December 20 | 3 PM | Free for members, included in general admission
Enjoy a concert celebrating the Nativity Story and the sacred hymns of Christmas.

Christmas Day in the Gardens
Friday, December 25 | Gardens Open at 10 AM | Free for members, included in general admission
Celebrate Christmas Day against the festive backdrop of red and green holiday foliage. Enjoy holiday music favorites with carillon concerts at 1 PM and 3 PM.

Peace on Earth Carillon Concert
Sunday, December 27 | 3 PM | Free for members, included in general admission
Enjoy a concert celebrating the Nativity Story and the sacred hymns of Christmas.

New Year’s Day in the Gardens
Friday, January 1 | Concerts at 1 PM & 3 PM | Free for members, included in general admission
Start your New Year’s Resolutions with fresh air and a hike. Enjoy two carillon concerts featuring holiday favorites at 1 PM and 3 PM.

Nature Adventurers: Nature Journaling
Saturday, January 2 |10-11 AM | Free for members, $15 per family for non-members
Children will learn how to be the author of their own nature adventure book. Drawing from nature, children will start their own nature story through nature journaling.
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Uncasked Concert
Saturday, January 2 | 2-3:30 PM | $20 for members, $35 non-members
Enjoy a special flight of craft beers from Grove Roots Brewery while enjoying a musical journey through sips and songs with Geert D’hollander.
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Peace on Earth Carillon Concert
Sunday, January 3 | 3 PM |Free for members, included in general admission
Enjoy a concert celebrating the Nativity Story and the sacred hymns of Christmas.

Virtual Events

The Resilient Gardener: Composting the Natural Way
Saturday, December 12 | 2-3 PM | Free for members, $10 non-members
Naturally, increase the health and productivity of your garden. Learn methods of cover cropping, chop, and drop mulching, and growing nitrogen fixers to build the fertility of your soil.
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Lessons & Foods from Long-Lived, Healthful Populations of the World
Saturday, December 12 | 10 AM – 12:30 PM | Free for members, $10 non-members
Be transported around the world to National Geographic‘s Blue Zones, those populations with high concentrations of 100-year-olds. Hear how these clusters of people have grown old without health problems such as heart disease, obesity, cancer, and diabetes. Learn their secrets to a long and healthy life. “Cook-Along” on Zoom or watch the demonstration of health-enhancing foods found in areas like Okinawa, Sardinia, Nicoya, and Loma Linda, CA. Recipes are inspired by National Geographic explorer Dan Buettner’s new book, The Blue Zones Kitchen and will be included in the registration packet. Learn the benefits of these delicious and nutritious foods from a registered dietitian.
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Member Only Events

Digging Deeper: A Virtual Holiday Sing-a-Long from the Singing Tower
Thursday, December 17 | 2-2:30 PM
Join Carillonneur Geert D’hollander for an interactive holiday visit as he shares his favorite holiday music live from the Singing Tower.
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The Shop at Bok Holiday Events

Double Discount Black Fridays
Every Friday before Christmas is Black Friday for members at The Shop at Bok. Members receive 20% off their entire purchase on Friday, Nov. 27, Dec. 4, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18 (in store and online). To receive the discount in your online cart, use code: Sparkle.
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Shiny & Bright Saturday Trunk Shows
Add some sparkle to your stockings with Saturday trunk shows featuring extended collections of jewelry from our most popular vendors.

December 5: Dune Jewelry
December 12: Kristina Jewelry
December 19: Origins Jewelry

Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 5 | 2-6 PM | Free for members, included in general admission
Enjoy great shopping before the Ring in the Holiday concert with special offers, refreshments, and more.

Please Note:
For the health and safety of all, Pinewood Estate is closed until further notice and the Holiday Home Tour will not be offered. Highlighting fresh air and wide-open spaces, our horticulture team is working to make a spectacular holiday foliage display. Enjoy the all-new outdoor exhibit, Peace on Earth, illustrating Edward Bok’s legacy. Please join us as we celebrate the holidays in new ways.

Holidays at Bok Tower Gardens is sponsored in part by