VERO BEACH, Fla. – November 28, 2022 – Come celebrate the holiday season at McKee Botanical Garden during the Magic of McKee Festival of Lights on Thursday, December 15 through Saturday, December 17; Tuesday, December 20 through Friday, December 23; and Wednesday, December 28 through Friday, December 30, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM each night. The last admission ticket sold at 7:30 pm.

Relive moments of holidays past as you marvel at McKee’s nostalgic large-scale train display (December 20-23 and December 28-30) and listen to the sounds of the 1924 Wurlitzer Band Organ (December 20-23). Intermittent snow flurries create a traditional holiday spirit in the Garden along with Santa, outdoor holiday movies, performances by local entertainers and special holiday treats from the Garden Café. Thousands of bright and colorful professionally installed lights will illuminate the Garden pathways along with lighted holiday displays and festive decorations.

Dates and times for the activities vary. Please check our website for a complete schedule as dates and times are subject to change. In addition, the Garden will host holiday-themed crafts from December 6-23 from 10 am to 12 pm (Tuesday through Friday).

Note:  Off-site parking and shuttle buses are located at 146 Vista Royale Sq. (less than a mile south of McKee Botanical Garden).

The Garden will close at 5:00 pm and will reopen at 6:00 pm for these special events. Garden admission for the holiday events is a separate admission from our regular business hours.

Admission:  $15 Adults, $13 Seniors (65+)/Youth (13-17), $10 Children (2-12). McKee members and children under 2 free. 

For a complete listing of dates and times of all the activities, please visit our website at


We are grateful to our sponsors: 

WINTER WONDERLAND: The Benedict Family

CANDY CANES & SUGAR PLUMS:  Florida Power and Light

RUDOLPH:  New Lead

NORTH POLE:  Rehmann

WONDERLAND EXPRESS:  The Ueltschi Family

DON’T BE A GRINCH:  VoiceLogix


This project is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.


About McKee Botanical Garden

McKee Botanical Garden is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture and enhance a historic garden in a unique tropical setting for the education, enjoyment, and enrichment of all. McKee Botanical Garden is located at 350 US Highway 1 in Vero Beach.

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Connie Cotherman

Marketing & Events Manager

McKee Botanical Garden

772.794.0601, ext. 106