November 26, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Celebrate the holidays at Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens! Come see sparkling holiday lights and beautiful floral displays inside the warm tropical conservatory. Outdoor grounds are also decorated for the season.

Regular admission rates apply to this exhibit.



Dates: December 2, 9, 16, 2017
Times: 8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m.

Join us for a unique and intimate breakfast experience with the Santa at Nicholas Conservatory. Begin your morning with a delicious breakfast, meet our lovely Winter Fairy, and enjoy fun holiday activities and a craft. Your morning will end with a trip through our All Aglow Exhibit, complete with a garden train, and visit with Santa. This hands-on breakfast experience will be a morning you won't forget! Register today - this program will fill quickly!


Sensational Saturdays

December 2, 16, and January 6; noon and 1 p.m.

Have a WONDERful time exploring nature, culture, and art in fun 45 minute drop-in programs (no registration needed). Programs are designed for children/families, but all ages are welcome. Included with Nicholas Conservatory admission; free for NCG members.


Holiday music performances are from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens lobby.

  • December 16: Harvard High School Madrigal Singers (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
  • December 17: Jodi Beach
  • December 23: Kevin Earlywine

Give a Gift, Get a Gift!

Purchase a Nicholas Conservatory gift membership during the holidays (starting November 25, 2017), and receive four admission tickets as our gift to you!