Phipps holiday lights
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The Phipps Conservatory becomes a glowing winter wonderland with a breathtaking display that will light up your Christmas season. This year’s show features brighter lights, bigger trees, and all-new indoor displays.

Among the exciting cool additions is a newly renovated Palm court, which has color-changing lighting that bursts with color. An interesting thing about the show is that it’s good for the environment. All the lights are energy-efficient.

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Image via Phipps Conservatory

And who doesn’t love holiday trees?! Phipps goes all out this year with trees made of tropical plants and succulents leading up to an impressive 22 foot Fraser fir near a reflecting pond. Now that’s a sight!

Along the way you can check out ten ice towers which resemble frosted window panes, a rotating tree on a music box, and a grand finale which takes you beneath a decorated tree with Victorian-inspired gifts. There’s also a huge display of red poinsettias as well!

Phipps glasses
Image via Phipps Conservatory

If you’re feeling extra festive you can enhance your glow experience with some hologram glasses, which reveal snowflakes when gazing up at the LED displays. The glasses cost $6 and include a coupon good for free popcorn or a pretzel at the Cafe Phipps Holiday Hut.

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Image via Phipps Conservatory

The amazing scenery makes for some great pictures, and Phipps will feature your photos! Use  #PhippsHoliday on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Reserve your tickets and don’t miss out! A timed ticket gets you admission with a specific date and time of arrival. The busiest days for the show are December 20-January 1. You can purchase your timed tickets here!

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Image via Phipps Conservatory

The show runs through January 6th.

Admission is $17.95/ Adults

$16.95/Seniors and Students

$11.95/Children (ages 2-18)

Winter Light Garden Show open evenings-5-11pm

 

Josh McCann

Josh McCann is a contributing writer for Made in PGH, where he writes about events and music. He's a Point Park University alumnus, musician, and founder of the music blog Where The Bands Are. His writing on rock and roll has appeared in the Globe and the Northside Chronicle.

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