Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens is an annual celebration for all ages and one of the best times of year to visit the National Historic Landmark, located just outside the Central Florida city of Lake Wales. Events and festivities take place daily November 27 through January 3.

Bok Tower Gardens Holiday Home Tour
Bok Tower Gardens Holiday Home Tour

Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate

  • November 27 – January 3

Celebrate Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens, featuring a special 21st anniversary edition of the Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate. Capture the holiday spirit when you and your family tour the 20-room, Mediterranean-style mansion decorated by volunteers and sponsored designers with this year’s theme, “To Grandfather’s House We Go!”

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Winter Walking Tours

  • November 27 – January 3
  • Monday – Saturday at Noon and 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Volunteer garden guides lead visitors on an hour-long walking tour sharing information about the winter flora and fauna, with tours leading from Pinewood Estate to the Singing Tower.

Included with general Gardens admission.

Bok Tower Gardens Celebration of Holiday Blooms
Bok Tower Gardens Celebration of Holiday Blooms

Celebration of Holiday Blooms

  • November 27 – January 3

Celebrate the season and enjoy our time-honored poinsettia, amaryllis, and bromeliad displays. Holiday blooms abound in the River of Stone with hand-made poinsettia bouquets and ornaments, while peaceful arrangements adorn oak trees outside Pinewood Estate.

Included with general Gardens admission.

1930s HoliDAYS

  • December 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

It’s automotive yesteryear with Model A’s on display at Pinewood Estate during 1930s HoliDAYS. Meet historical characters and immerse yourself in a bygone era of Christmas past. Tuesdays throughout December.

Bok Tower Gardens Sunset & Symphony
Bok Tower Gardens Sunset & Symphony

Sunset & Symphony Holiday Concert

  • December 5

Enjoy the sounds of the season with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the Singing Tower carillon as they perform together during Sunset & Symphony Holiday Concert, one of Central Florida’s favorite outdoor concerts. Flaming torches will illuminate the Olmsted-designed pathways leading up to the 205-foot Singing Tower, housing one of the world’s great carillons and featuring Gardens’ carillonneur, Geert D’hollander.

Holiday Happy Hour

  • December 10 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join your friends for an early evening tour of Pinewood Estate and toast the season with a complimentary drink, light fare and holiday tunes.

$15.00 per person; ages 21 and over. Call 863-734-1222 for more information.

Holiday Home Workshop

  • December 12 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Local artist Catherine Price helps you create your own festive holiday décor using palm fronds to create “boondoggles”.

Supplies included. $15.00 per person. Space is limited and reservations required. Call 863-734-1222 for more information.

Bok Tower Gardens Christmas Events
Bok Tower Gardens Christmas Events

Carillon and Chorale Concert plus Holiday Home Tour Open Late

  • December 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy an hour-long carillon concert with a live choir under the evening stars during the Carillon and Chorale Concert. Before or after the concert, enjoy a light dinner at the Blue Palmetto Café and visit Pinewood Estate for a special nighttime tour complete with hot chocolate and cookies. Tickets available at the entrance gate on day of event.

Bok Tower Gardens Holiday Home Tour
Bok Tower Gardens Holiday Home Tour

Christmas Day at Bok Tower Gardens

  • December 25

Celebrate Christmas Day at the Gardens with free Holiday Home Tours (to the first 1,000 visitors), and enjoy the sounds of the season with live concerts on the Singing Tower at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Included with general Gardens admission.