The Arboretum invites everyone to welcome the holiday season on Friday, December 13, 2019, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at a festive gathering in the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens.

Enjoy viewing the seasonal garden displays, holiday decorations, and lighted trees in the children’s garden, at the overlook pavilion, and along the main walkway.

Photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available at the overlook pavilion.

Penn State’s Pennharmonics ensemble and the State High Chamber Singers will perform a mix of seasonal and popular songs. Performances begin at 5:30 p.m.

Chairs will be set up near the stage, but visitors may also bring their own chairs. Hot cocoa will be for sale on site.