Festivals and Celebrations, Midcoast Maine Activities, Museums, Weekends in Wiscasset

Gardens Aglow Starts this Weekend in Boothbay

It seems as thought it’s suddenly winter. Not only did we get our first winter weather last night, but the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens opens “Gardens Aglow” this Thursday.

Christmas lights on trees at Gardens Aglow at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens near our hotel in Wiscasset.
Photo from Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Garden’s Aglow has been named by USA Today as one of the top 10 Botanical Garden Holiday Lights.

The magic begins as darkness falls  Join us to experience the brilliance of New England’s biggest and brightest light display! With over 650,000 lights, witness the transformation of our central gardens into an extravaganza of festive lights in a dramatic display of brilliant color. This year, we’re taking our dramatic display to new heights, incorporating—for the first time—our magnificent sculpture exhibit, Unearthed, by artist Steve Tobin.

From Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

When: The event starts this Thursday, November 14th and goes through New Years Eve. In general they are open from 4 – 8pm Thursdays through Sundays but there are some exceptions. They’re closed on Thanksgiving and they’re open every day from December 19th through New Years Eve with the exception of Christmas Eve, when they’re closed. This page has their full calendar.

The event is so popular that they have already sold out several Saturdays. So if you want to attend on a Saturday, book early.

Where: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, 132 Botanical Gardens Dr, Boothbay

We’ve had several calls asking if our hotel is open during Gardens Aglow. We’re not open this year but we’re seriously considering keeping Wiscasset Woods Lodge open through the holidays next year.


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