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McCrory Gardens

Welcome to McCrory Gardens!

Garden Glow. Stroll through an outdoor wonderland of lights, images and scenes of the holidays. (graphic)

Friends of McCrory

General Admission

SDSU students

Enchanted Forest


DECEMBER 3, 2022 – JANUARY 6, 2023

Open nightly from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
(Excluding Dec. 24, 25, 2022 and Jan. 1, 2023)
Last Admission nightly at 8:30 p.m.


Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Tickets must be purchased in advance

General Admission — $9

Children 5 and under — FREE

*Friends of McCrory Gardens Members — FREE
*a discount code will be mailed to you

**SDSU Students with Current ID — FREE
**Must get tickets in advance 

Linger in the Lights. Rent the igloo! 5:30 -7:30 or 7:30-9 during Garden Glow. $50

✨Linger in the Lights ✨

Rent our Igloo!

Available every night of Garden Glow.

-Pick your time slot: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

-Purchase your Igloo tickets at the checkout when ordering your Garden Glow tickets.

-Each guest must be a Garden Glow ticket holder

-Igloo reservations must be made before 3 p.m. on the day that you would like the Igloo to be reserved.

-Included in your rental: A heated space to gather, seating for up to 6 guests, hot chocolate & popcorn

Santa at McCrory Gardens!

Santa At McCrory Gardens!

Mingle with Kringle

Santa is back at McCrory Gardens this month, and he sure is looking forward to seeing everyone again. Santa visits are FREE, but make sure to register! Bring your own camera for pictures, there is no professional photographer at this year’s event. Our Santa area will be a festive, indoor setting inside the Education and Visitor Center. 

Dates & Times:

  • Sunday, December 11, 1:00pm - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 18, 1:00pm - 4:00 pm
  • Monday, December 19, 5:00pm - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, December 20, 5:00pm - 8:00 pm

Admission is FREE

Please reserve a ticket for each person in the group, from newborn to adult in age.


Horse Drawn Trolley Rides at McCrory Gardens

Trolley Rides at McCrory

December 11 & 18 

Enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn carriage through the Arboretum! Mike Olson and the Belgian horse team of Barney and Jamie will be giving trolley rides from 1-4 p.m.

Trolley prices: 

  • Adults (18+) - $10
  • Members - $10
  • Youth (6-17) - $5
  • 5 and Under - FREE
  • SDSU Students - $5

Tickets can only be purchased on-site the day of event. 

*No member discount is available for this event

We look forward to this beautiful winter wonderland experience in the Arboretum!

*In case of inclement weather this event will be canceled 

Collage of Garden Glow photos

Click on the links below to learn more about each of the memberships we offer!
Pay by credit card by choosing your desired giving level; you will be directed to the SDSU Foundation website
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