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'Glow' Brings Holiday Magic to Cleveland Botanical Garden

New surprises join holiday favorites now through Dec. 31; special evening hours added Wednesdays and Fridays

CLEVELAND, Nov. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cleveland Botanical Garden makes your holidays bright with Glow, a magical experience filled with thousands of holiday plants, twinkling lights, live music and lots of seasonal cheer. Glow at the Garden debuted this morning to hundreds of smiling faces and continues through the end of the year.

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As part of the wintertime fun, you can hop aboard the all-new Garden Express train ride. Decorate your own gingerbread house. Take in the fresh scent of evergreens and the joyous sounds of favorite seasonal songs from carolers and bands. Along the way, enjoy more than 100,000 lights and the bright colors of 3,000 holiday plantings from red and white poinsettias to Christmas cactus and winterberry holly.

A 25-foot concolor fir decorated with 40 live poinsettias makes a great backdrop for family photos on holiday cards.

Glow at the Garden runs Friday, November 23, through Monday, December 31. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 pm Sundays. Special evening hours are offered until 9 pm Wednesdays and Fridays. The Garden's iconic Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse shines brightly with a warm, green glow nightly as part of the Glow celebration.

The cherished holiday traditions you've grown to love at the Garden — delightful gingerbread displays and trees splendidly decorated by affiliated garden clubs — return. New additions for Glow include the kid-sized Treetop Shop where little ones can pick out presents for mom and dad, an Alpine-village experience of unique shopping and delectable treats and a Wishing Tree where you can hang your hopes and dreams for the new year.

The Garden is closed on Christmas, New Year's Day and Mondays, except Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve when special Glow hours of 10 am to 3 pm are offered.

Glow is free for Garden members. Glow admission is $12 per non-member adult, $6.50 for non-member child age 3 to 12 and free for kids 2 and under. Heated indoor parking and valet is available.

Cleveland Botanical Garden is located at 11030 East Boulevard in Cleveland's University Circle.
For complete Glow details, visit cbgarden.org or call 216.721.1600.

Glow is sponsored by Huntington Bank, FirstMerit Foundation, InterContinental Suites Cleveland and American Greetings. The Garden receives public support through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

SOURCE Cleveland Botanical Garden

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