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Set against the darkening winter sky, Friday Night Lights features model trains in action, decorated for the holidays with thousands of twinkling lights as they zip around an outdoor quarter-mile track. Famous Philadelphia historic buildings adorned in winter finery surround the tracks to create a magical miniature holiday village.  Pack a flashlight and have the children help lead the way through the garden as night falls. While you're here, pick up a few holiday gifts at The Shop which specializes in locally sourced gifts, books, children’s items, and hand-picked gardening tools.

Our popular Friday Night Lights at the Holiday Garden Railway returns this year on three Friday evenings, December 4, 11, & 18, from 4:30-7:30pm.  This is a separate admission from daytime visitation and advanced tickets are required. Prices are as follows: Adults: $16, Children: $8. Arboretum Members: Adults: $9, Children: $3.  Purchase tickets via Ticket Leap beginning November 1, http://bitly.com/MAFNL15.

On December 4th, Friday Night Lights welcomes Pennsylvania Ballet’s George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ Sugar Plum Fairy and Mouse King from 5-6pm. Bring your camera and pose with these enchanting dancers for your family holiday photo! 

On December 11th and the 18th, Bredenbeck’s Bakery in Chestnut Hill will give away (while supplies last) gingerbread cookies! For more snacks and hot cocoa, stop at the Compton Café that will be open during each Friday Night Lights event. Who doesn't love hot cocoa during the holidays?