Saturday, November 20, 2010


Garfield Park Conservatory will once again be transformed into a winter wonderland for “Conservatory Crossing.” Thanks to donations and support from the employees of Indiana Rail Road Company, visitors will be able to enjoy G-scale model trains and train villages set amongst a brilliant display of poinsettias, lights and more!

The show opens on Friday, Nov. 26 and will run through Friday, Dec. 31. The Conservatory will be open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Extended hours until 8 p.m. on Dec. 18-23 will allow visitors to enjoy the display in the evening. As darkness falls, the entire Conservatory will be illuminated with thousands of twinkling lights, creating an enchanted holiday atmosphere.

Admission for this event is $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and youth, or $5 for families.

More Holiday Events:

Holiday Crafts – Saturday, December 4, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ages: 5+

Cost: $4

Everyone will enjoy this opportunity to make unique holiday cards and ornaments out of different natural materials. Please register by calling (317) 327-7580 before December 3.

Train Tales – Wednesday, December 15, 10-11 a.m., Ages: 2-5

Cost: $3

Preschoolers will enjoy this train-themed program that includes a story, craft and chance to enjoy the model trains chugging through the holiday display. Please register by calling (317) 327-7580.

Candlelight Crossing – Friday, December 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Cost: $5 per person or $15 per family

Join us for a special evening at the Conservatory! Enjoy the holiday show during an evening reception with tasty treats and warm drinks. Take time from the hustle and bustle to relax with a cup of cocoa and enjoy the warmth and beauty of our tropical Conservatory alive with the twinkle of lights and sounds of holiday music! This event is perfect for couples, families and friends.

Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Garden is located on the Near-Southeastside of Indianapolis in the 2400 block of South Shelby Street. The Conservatory is open daily and is alive with tropical plants, waterfalls and fish. Hours are Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. Daily admission is $1 per person. For more information, call (317) 327-7580 or visit

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