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Poinsettia & Railway Exhibit, Santa's Workshop, BOGO Day at Botanical Gardens


Thu, Nov 26th 2020 07:00 am

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens’ annual poinsettia and railway exhibit will run Nov. 27 through Jan. 3, 2021. The annual “Santa’s Workshop” event will take place Dec. 11-12. A buy one, get one admission (BOGO) day will round out the fun on Dec. 28 to celebrate the holiday season.

The whole family can enjoy the Botanical Gardens’ annual holiday tradition, the poinsettia and railway exhibit, which includes over 1,000 beautiful poinsettias, holiday decorations and some playful surprises. Poinsettias are native to Mexico and are often found in tropical forests. There are more than 100 different cultivated varieties of poinsettias in existence that come in a spectrum of colors. A garden railway display, made possible by the Western New York Garden Railway Society, complements the surrounding poinsettias. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily.

Bring the whole family to the Botanical Gardens for Wegmans Family Days at “Santa’s Workshop” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 11-12. The Botanical Gardens will transform into a family-friendly and safely distanced holiday venue with lots of holiday photo ops and a scavenger hunt. Attendees can grab a ready to go craft bag with materials and instructions to extend the fun at home.

Stop by the Botanical Gardens during the holiday break from school and on Dec. 28 for BOGO admission day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission tickets to the poinsettia and railway exhibit and “Santa’s Workshop” are included with admission to the Botanical Gardens: $12.50 for adults, $11 for seniors (62-plus), $11 for students (13-plus) and $7 for kids 3-12. Garden Members and kids ages 2 and under are admitted free. Buy one, get one free admission day tickets can be purchased online by using coupon code BOGO.

Reservations are required for all visitors, including members, due to capacity limitations. Walk-ins may be turned away if capacity is surpassed. Tickets can be purchased online at buffalogardens.com. Masks are required at all times when visiting the Botanical Gardens. 

The Botanical Gardens will be closed Nov. 23-25 to set up the Poinsettia and Railway Exhibit (and create some holiday magic). For more information about these exhibits and events, visit buffalogardens.com.

Additional holiday hours are 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 24 and 31. The Botanical Gardens will be closed to the public on Christmas.

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